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Aspects of the statistical mechanics of gases

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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Date published: 1964
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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