2 edition of **Probability densities and correlation functions in statistical mechanics** found in the catalog.

Probability densities and correlation functions in statistical mechanics

Chung-Yi Shen

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Published
**1968** .

Written in English

- Statistical mechanics.,
- Probabilities.

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Chung-Yi Shen. |

The Physical Object | |
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Pagination | 101 leaves, bound ; |

Number of Pages | 101 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL14279934M |

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