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Entropy and information, the grand canonical ensemble
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The grand canonical partition function and the grand potential, fluctuations of the number of particles

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lecture 16
Fluctuations of energy in the grand canonical ensemble, noninteracting particles, chemical equilibrium, a gas in equilibrium with a surface of absorption sites

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A gas in equilibrium with a surface of absorption sites, quantum statistical ensembles, density matrix operator

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Quantum microcanonical, canonical, and grand canonical ensembles, quantum harmonic osciallator at temperature T, BoseEinstein and FermiDirac statistics, Pauli exlusion principle, occupation number representation

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Density matrix for two noninteracting particles, quantum correlations as an effective classical pair interaction, Nparticle partition function in the positionspace basis

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