ch6.1 - Boltzmann Statistics The Boltzmann Probability...

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Boltzmann Statistics The Boltzmann Probability Distribution PHYS 4050: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Prof. B. A. Foreman
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New statistical methods • The fundamental postulate tells us how to calculate probabilities in an isolated system • We shall now use this postulate to learn how to calculate probabilities in a system interacting with a reservoir • This provides us with very powerful calculation techniques that allow us to easily handle more complicated systems
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