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An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics$
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Robert H. Swendsen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199646944

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.001.0001

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Continuous Random Numbers

Continuous Random Numbers

Chapter:
(p.47) 5 Continuous Random Numbers
Source:
An Introduction to Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
Author(s):

Robert H. Swendsen

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646944.003.0005

This chapter extends the development of probability theory to include continuous random variables. Dirac delta functions are used to simplify the transformation of continuous random variables, as well as to prepare for the calculation of densities of states later in the text.

Keywords:   continuous random variables, probability theory, Dirac delta functions

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