Aspects of the statistical mechanics of gases
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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