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STP Textbook Chapter 6: Many Particle Systems Documents

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Chapter 6: Noninteracting Particle Systems 

written by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik

We apply the general formalism of statistical mechanics to classical and quantum systems of noninteracting particles and discuss the equipartition theorem, the Maxwell velocity distribution, the Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions, blackbody radiation, the ideal Fermi and Bose gases, and the specific heat of a crystalline solid among other applications.

Published April 9, 2008
Last Modified December 5, 2010

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