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Unformatted text preview: PHYS 333 Winter 2009 Assignment 7 Due: 5:00 pm Friday March 20 1. The Helmholtz function The Helmholtz function is defined as F = U TS Starting from this definition, prove the following identities F T V,N = S (1) F V T,N = P (2) F N T,V = (3) T 2 ( F/T ) T V,N = U (4) F = N PV (5) Explicitly verify these identities for the Ideal Gas, for which PV = Nk B T U = 3 2 Nk B T S = Nk B [ln A ( V/N ) T 3 / 2 + (5 / 2)] = k B T ln A ( V/N ) T 3 / 2 and for the VdW gas, for which ( P + a ? N 2 V 2 )( V b ? N ) = Nk B T U = C V T a ? N 2 V + U S = C V ln T/T + Nk B ln[( V b ? N ) /N ] + S = k B T ln[( V b ? N ) /N ] ( C V /N ) T ln T/T + k B Tb ? N/ ( V b ? N ) 2 a ? N/V + [ C V + Nk B S ] T/N + U /N The parameters C V , U and S are not constants: they are proportional to N . However, the parameters A , a ? , b ? and T are all constants. In order to show N explicitly, I have defined the parameters in the VdW equation to be a ?...
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