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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 22 July 2024

p. 535Mathematical background 7 Probability theorylocked

p. 535Mathematical background 7 Probability theorylocked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne

Abstract

Probability theory deals with quantities and events that are distributed randomly and shows how to calculate average values of various kinds. We shall consider variables that take discrete values (as in a one-dimensional random walk with a fixed step length) and continuous values (as...

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