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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: 14 July 2024

TOPIC 54 p. 524The canonical ensemblelocked

TOPIC 54 p. 524The canonical ensemblelocked

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

Abstract

Contents

The concept of ensemble 524

Dominating configurations 525

Brief illustration 54.1: The canonical distribution 525

Fluctuations from the most probable distribution 526

Brief illustration 54.2: The role of the density of states 526

The mean energy of a system...

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