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Since I kind of too embarassed to ask my physics professor this, does anyone know a good book about Virial Theorem and its various uses in physics? Anything that does it from the perspective of atomic physics would be helpful too.

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Since I kind of too embarassed to ask my physics professor this, does anyone know a good book about Virial Theorem and its various uses in physics? Anything that does it from the perspective of atomic physics would be helpful too.

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Wikipedia actually has a nice article on this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virial_theorem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virial_theorem

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However, notice that there is not one virial theorem. We can talk of classical vs quantum, time average vs ensemble average, various different interactions and energies, etc.

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I think you mean Earnshaw's Theorem?

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this general conclusion virial theoremI think you mean Earnshaw's Theorem?

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Ken G

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The virial theorem is more general than something that is true of inverse-square forces.

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