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1950) " P . Weiss, Phys. Zeits. 9, 358 (1908). In commencing the theoretical part of this paper, one can remark that the main task of the theoretician has been to try to de-emphasize the close analogy of ferromagnetism and ferroelectricity, at least as far as the actual basic mechanism is concerned. The ideas involved in the present theoretical picture of the mechanism of ferroelectricity are not new and not complicated. We must go back to 1908, the year in which P. 6 In his proposal he cited the familiar formula with which the names of Lorentz, Lorenz, Clausius, Mosotti, Debye, and others have been connected in its various aspects: 4irP E -| (electric case) 3 F= (5) field due to all charges outside the sphere, then, is simply one of ordinary macroscopic electrostatics; it involves the fields of: (a) the surface charge on the sphere left by cutting it out; (b) the surface charges on the dielectric surfaces ( ( a ) and (b) involve P ) ; and (c) the charge on the condenser plates.

KSK* S2(J2, K2)—~ o j W / ^ + l X ^ / d - l ) (Stark effect). Ji2-K*i) X- h /12(2/1+1)(2J1-1) -(rot. ) (9a) • (9b) 52(/1+I,A:2)=- 9 bW KJi+iy-KSjLiJi+D'-Kt'i X2 (/1+l) (2/1+l)(2/1+3) For collisions with molecules of / 2 = / i ± l , one must add (9a) or (9b) and (8) together to get the total 5 2 sum. These are (S2) outer sums j no (»S2) inner sums enter in this problem because the elements of y are all off-diagonal in the non-degenerate index ± . We must now obtain the quantity a (or rather the separate cr(72, K2) to average over J2 and K2 by Part I, Eq.

The assumption of the impact theory is that the collisions are short compared to the time between them. = j dC(»l-ffi'»l*)-(/|i/i'W|/)]. X(co—on/—»tw,-)2+ (nv

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