2001
DOI: 10.1590/s0100-40422001000500018 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Recebido em 5/5/00; aceito em 19/2/01 THE COLLAPSE OF THE EQUIPARTITION PRINCIPLE. This paper discuss the consequences of the equipartition principle when used to calculate the heat capacity of atoms and molecules, a discussion that appeared at the end of XIX century and beginning of the XX century. Classical molecular thermodynamics prediction of the heat capacity is introduced, followed by a presentation of the degrees of freedom of a system. The historical discussion that appeared at the time, by Dulong, Pe… Show more

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