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Unformatted text preview: PHYS 333 Winter 2009 Assignment 5 1. A question concerning the mathematics of the T dS equation. In class, and in the textbook, we have seen the T dS equation: T dS = dU + P dV In many traditional textbooks, this equation is derived from thermodynamics, and then used to derive the two identities S U V = 1 T and S V U = P T (a) There is one other identity that can be obtained directly from the T dS equation. What is it? Write dU = T dS P dV so that U S V = T and U V S = P The first of these is familiar, but the second is new. It could also be obtained by setting S constant, so that 0 = dU U V S dV dU + P dV In class, and in the textbook, we introduced the enthalpy, H = U + P V . (b) There is a T dS equation that involves H and P , not U and V . What is it? We write dH = dU + P dV + V dP , and then substitute for dU in the T dS equation: T dS = dH V dP (c) Use this equation to derive three more thermodynamic identities. They are S H P = 1 T S P H = V T and H P S = V 1 The heat capacity at constant volume is defined as C V = U T V and that at constant pressure is C P = H T P (d) Show that C V = T S T V and that C P = T S T P The derivative S T V is not one of those that appears directly from the T dS equation. However, it can be written as S T V = S U V U T V so that S T V = C V T Similarly: S T P = S H P H T P so that S T P = C P T 2. Paramagnetism and adiabatic demagnetisation. Starting with Schroeder 3.23. The entropy of a 2state paramagnet (as discussed in class, see also Schroeder, pages 98 107), is related to the multiplicity given by = N ! /N ! N ! The upspins N and the downspins N have, respectively, energies B and + B in a magnetic field B . Thus the total magnetic energy is U M = B ( N  N ) and Schroeder shows on page 104 that U M = NB tanh ( B/k B T ) However, the magnetisation is M = ( N  N ) = U M /B 2 which suggests that the analogy with a PV system is U M H not U M U . [When there is no field, there is no energy: this is like saying that U = 0.] To complete the analogy, we note that the work done on a magnet by a field which increases the magnetisation by dM is dW = BdM so that B P and M  V The analogue of the T dS equation is therefore (see question 1) T dS = dU M + MdB (a) Show that the entropy can be written as S = Nk B [ln (2 cosh x ) x tanh x ] where x = B/k B T ....
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 Winter '09
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