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Unformatted text preview: defined. We use the term to apply to and , the entropy and temperature. Compare to conventional. Fundamental Assumption  The Fundamental Assumption states that any closed system has an equal probability to be in any of its possible quantum states. Laws of Thermodynamics  The 4 Laws of Thermodynamics are postulates upon which the study of thermodynamics historically rested. They exist in numerous formulations that at times appear unrelated to each other, but can be better understood from a statistical approach. Multiplicity Function  The Multiplicity Function g ( N , U ) yields the number of states with the same values of N and U . State  The minimal collection of information about a system that is maximally informative. Temperature  Temperature, represented by , is a variable that describes the thermal agitation of a system and is defined by = . Formulae P ( s ) = < A > = A ( s ) P ( s )...
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 Fall '10
 DavidJudd
 Physics, Thermodynamics

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