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<a href="http://www.compadre.org/OSP/items/detail.cfm?ID=7273">Gould, Harvey, and Jan Tobochnik. "STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics." In Thermal and Statistical Physics. 2008.</a>

H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, in Thermal and Statistical Physics (2008), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7273&DocID=447).

H. Gould and J. Tobochnik, STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics, in Thermal and Statistical Physics (2008), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7273&DocID=447>.

Gould, H., & Tobochnik, J. (2008). STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics. In Thermal and Statistical Physics. Retrieved October 2, 2014, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7273&DocID=447

Gould, Harvey, and Jan Tobochnik. "STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics." In Thermal and Statistical Physics. 2008. http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=7273&DocID=447 (accessed 2 October 2014).

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Author = "Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik",
Title = {STP Textbook Chapter 4: The Methodology of Statistical Mechanics},
BookTitle = {Thermal and Statistical Physics},
Month = {April},
Year = {2008}
}

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