Unformatted text preview: M 1 and M 2 interact via an attractive potential. Assume that: • The attractive potential can be approximated as a square term of the scalar distance r between the two atoms; • The molecule moves freely in 3D space; • The atoms’ motion relative to the center of mass can be described by three variables r , θ and φ . Recall that the corresponding terms in the Hamiltonian are square terms in these variables. Find the speciﬁc heat capacity at constant volume C V for a diﬀuse gas composed of these molecules....
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 Spring '09
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 Physics, Thermodynamics, Energy, Mass, Fundamental physics concepts, Kinetic theory, Thermal and Statistical Physics

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