By Professor Dr. Morikazu Toda, Professor Dr. Ryogo Kubo, Professor Dr. Nobuhiko Saitô (auth.)

ISBN-10: 3540536620

ISBN-13: 9783540536628

ISBN-10: 364258134X

ISBN-13: 9783642581342

**Statistical Physics I **discusses the basics of equilibrium statistical mechanics, concentrating on uncomplicated actual points. No past wisdom of thermodynamics or the molecular thought of gases is thought. Illustrative examples in keeping with easy fabrics and photon structures elucidate the valuable rules and methods.

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2. 1) Fig. 15. Subsystem If we take an ideal gas as system II, then as a function of EI we have Qn(E - E I ) ex exp( - PEl), cf. 18). In general, we assume that Qn(En) is a rapidly increasing function of En, and expand the entropy of system II as kin Qn(E - E I ) = Sn(E - E I ) ( ) _ aSn(E) _ - Sn E aE EI ~ a2 Sn(E) +2 aE 2 2 E1 + ••• . 2) If we may express the largeness of system II by its number of molecules N, then we see that Sn ex N, E ex N, and these are extensive variables. It follows that aSn/aE", 1, a 2 Sn /aE 2 ~ l/N, .

14] dE 2 {/ - dV=3V \ 02 1 au )} 1 -22. 21) > where < means the quantum-mechanical expectation values. The first term on the right-hand side of the above equation is the kinetic energy and the second is the virial. When averaged over all the eigenstates with appropriate probability, we will obtain thermodynamic pressure (Sect. 2). ax2 2L.. lax. 22) where <>now represents the statistical average of quantum-mechanical expectation values. 1 Density Matrix The Liouville Theorem 17 In quantum mechanics, a physical quantity A is given by a Hermitian operator.

This result is clear since entropy may be defined either way. 37) for an adiabatic, quasistatic process. Consider the volume V as an external variable. 37) as _ 0 In Q LlE = ~ln Q Ll V . 38) 48 2. 3) for the right-hand side to write it as (P/kT)I1V, we have -I1E = PI1V. 18), we obtain p=_/8Ek ) \8V . 3). The energy E of the system is given as the average of Ek , or E

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