Baxter, Rodney James
The ‘raison d'etre' of this thesis may fairly be
described as the paucity of useful exact calculations of
the statistical mechanical properties of a gas of particles
with known interaction between pairs* Formally this problem
was solved by J.W. Gibbs in 1902 in terms of the canonical
and grand-canonical partition functions, but it was not till
1936 that L. Tonks obtained explicitly the exact equation of
state of a one—dimensional gas of non-interacting hard rods.
Since then a number of...[Show more]
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