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Homework #2 — PHYS 603 — Spring 2008 Deadline: Tuesday, February 19, 2008, in class Professor Victor Yakovenko Office: 2115 Physics Web page: http://www2.physics.umd.edu/˜yakovenk/teaching/ Textbook: Silvio Salinas, Introduction to Statistical Physics Springer, 2001, ISBN 0-387-95119-9 Do not forget to write your name and the homework number! Each problem is worth 10 points. Ch. 2 Statistical Description of a Physical System 1. Problem 2.4, Ergodic theory for a 1D oscillator. In this problem,
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Unformatted text preview: E denotes the energy of one oscillator (which is a member of an ensemble of oscillators). 2. Problem 2.5, Phase space for N oscillators. In this problem, E denotes the total energy of N oscillators. Do not pay attention to the discussion of how specific heat changes with temperature. We have not introduced these concepts yet. Just calculate the volume of the phase space. 3. Problem 2.6, Spin chain with energy S 2 j . 4. Problem 2.7, Lattice gas. February 18, 2008...
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