NOTE!Some
of these files don't
contain
some special
symbols, like a dot over a variable to indicate a time derivative
(& a double dot to indicate a second time
derivative) & an
arrow
over a variable to indicate a 3d vector. These were hand written in by
me in the transparencies used in class. If you download these files, it
is up to YOU,
the student, to supply these missing pieces! Sorry! COPYRIGHT: All
lectures are
copyrighted & owned byCharles
W. Myles! No
reproduction and/or use of them other than by students in this
course is allowed!
Statistical Formulation of the Mechanical
Problem
Part
I, Sections 2.1-2.5: Specification
of
the State of a System. Statistical
Ensemble.
Basic
Postulate of Statistical Mechanics. Approach to
Equilibrium.
Probability
Calculations. Behavior
of the Density of States.
Interaction Between Macroscopic
Systems
Part
II, Sections 2.6-2.9:Thermal
Interaction. Mechanical
Interaction. General Interaction.
Quasi-static Processes.
Part
III, Sections 2.10 & 2.11:Quasi-static Work
Done by Pressure. Exact &
Inexact Differentials.
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