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By Robert M. Mazo

Brownian movement - the incessant movement of small debris suspended in a fluid - is a crucial subject in statistical physics and actual chemistry. This booklet reviews its beginning in molecular scale fluctuations, its description by way of random strategy idea and likewise by way of statistical mechanics. a couple of new functions of those descriptions to actual and chemical strategies, in addition to statistical mechanical derivations and the mathematical heritage are mentioned intimately. Graduate scholars, teachers, and researchers in statistical physics and actual chemistry will locate this a fascinating and necessary reference paintings.

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5, no matter what weird pat­ terns occur along the way. 4999 and . 5 forever. You specify the precision, and eventually you get it. The meaning of eventually depends on the level of precision you want. Thus, although you may not be able to predict the outcome of a particular coin toss, you can make accurate predictions of long-run, average results. 23 24 What Are the Odds? Computer Simulations To demonstrate the law of averages, I wrote a computer pro­ gram that simulated 72,000 rolls of a pair of dice.

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