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LQ39 - Name Date PHYS 360 Lecture Question#39 Statistical...

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Name:__________________________________________’ Date:__________________________’ PHYS’36 0’ Lecture’Qu estion’#39 ’ ’ Statistical’mechanics’combines’the’macroscopic’science’of’thermodynamics’with’ the’microscopic’picture’of’atoms.’This’is’summarized’in’the’fol lowing’relationship: ’ 1 2 mv avg 2 = 3 2 k B T Consider’a’dilute’gas’of’helium’atoms’in’a’large’container.’This’equation’means’that’ the’temperature’of’this’gas’is’just’a’measure’of’the’average’kinetic’energy’of’the’ helium’atoms.’ ’ If’you’put’this’conta iner’on’a’hot’stove’so’that’a’quantity’of’thermal’energy’Q’is’
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