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American Journal of Physics
written by Thomas A. Moore and Daniel Schroeder
The authors compute the multiplicities (density of states) numerically for an Einstein solid - a collection of identical quantum harmonic oscillators. It is shown that if two such systems can exchange energy, some macrostates are overwhelmingly more probable than others. Graphs of the entropy versus the energy for the two systems are used to motivate the thermodynamic definition of temperature. Other simple properties of the Einstein solid and a system of noninteracting spins are also explored.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 65, Issue 1, Pages 26-36
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DOI:
10.1119/1.184907
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0002-9505
Keywords:
Einstein solid, density of states, entropy, temperature
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T. Moore and D. Schroeder, Am. J. Phys. 65 (1), 26 (1997), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18490).
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T. Moore and D. Schroeder, A different approach to introducing statistical mechanics Am. J. Phys. 65 (1), 26 (1997), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18490>.
APA Format
Moore, T., & Schroeder, D. (1996, August 21). A different approach to introducing statistical mechanics. Am. J. Phys., 65(1), 26-36. Retrieved August 21, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18490
Chicago Format
Moore, Thomas, and Daniel Schroeder. "A different approach to introducing statistical mechanics." Am. J. Phys. 65, no. 1, (August 21, 1996): 26-36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18490 (accessed 21 August 2014).
MLA Format
Moore, Thomas, and Daniel Schroeder. "A different approach to introducing statistical mechanics." Am. J. Phys. 65.1 (1997): 26-36. 21 Aug. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.18490>.
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