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Canonical Ensemble

  • Silvio R. A. Salinas
Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Abstract

As in the formalism of thermodynamics, in which alternative representations may be more convenient to use depending on the circumstances, in statistical mechanics we also use other ensembles, besides the microcanonical ensemble.

Keywords

Partition Function Internal Energy Classical Limit Canonical Ensemble Helmholtz Free Energy 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvio R. A. Salinas
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUniversidade de São PaoloSão PaoloBrazil

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