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Unformatted text preview: University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Chemical Engineering ChE 210A: Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Problem set #4 Due: Friday, October 23, 2009 Objective: To become comfortable with Legendre transformations, Maxwell relations, and manipulations of thermodynamic derivatives to relate them to measurable quantities. Helpful reminders: Aim to spend about 20 minutes per point for this problem set. First spend 10 minutes per point sketching out strategies for answers and, if you are able, working through the problems. Note things that are confusing or unclear to you. Then, revisit your notes, the lecture notes, or the course texts. If you still cannot make progress on your own, seek clarifications by collaborating with other students or by talking with the TA or instructor. 1. Statistical antics : You’ve got 10 minutes to run into the store to buy a last-minute outfit for a costume party. You’re most likely to pick which kind of costume? (1) something scary, like a vampire, ghost, or zombie; (2) someone famous, like a politician or movie star; (3) a superhero,...
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- Spring '09
- Thermodynamics, Department of Chemical Engineering, natural variables, Statistical mechanics problem, fundamental function, Fundamentals problem