Unformatted text preview: N i (13.2) The number of con ﬁ gurations for the system is then given by the number of distinct permutations of the system W = N ! N 1 ! N 2 ! ··· . (13.3) A system in equilibrium always tries to maximize entropy and minimize energy and so the equilibrium con ﬁ guration is a compromise between these two cases . 94 94...
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 Thermodynamics, Mole, Energy, Statistical Mechanics, Entropy, Total Energy

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