Midterm 2 Solutions 09

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Unformatted text preview: 'd~ ~ ~ P- s ~ P. ) + 1 .:: d) (5 points) In order to know the total number o f particles in the system we have to sum over the density o f states (N)= L 1 s,sprns e xp ( € s ~ J1 ) + 1 We will call gs is the number o f independent spin states (2 for spin 1/2), and perfonn the appropriate integral over phase space to sum over spatial quantum states. Express <N> as a function o f gs, the volume V and an integral over cfp. ~f'~ . I t JC~\.-~-d ~£V-~\r~"\Q<;;' < ~;:>:= __ ~s l ~ J sr'~"'-s (?fpC £c.i.f 'l'/1- I f ; J 3 x J~ ~3 ~ ~s ~1~~f t-.3 e) (5 points) What is the condition for (N y ) « 1 ? I f this low occupation number is correct for most o f the states show that for non relativistic particles (N) = gsvex p( ~)( 2~~ or Jl = ; 3 Y =; gs vexp ( ~IOg(_n-J where n = (N) gsnQ ~ )n Q i 3 =- = p'1.. 2~ P","1 to"" P> 1-1 r~'L V This is the classical result (the gs factor comes from the spin degrees o f freedom and is a}so present classically). This rigorous result justifies the Gibbs ansatz o f dividing by N t the naIve partition function for a system o f N undistinguishable particles. In iliis derivation, you may waj:Oe:~ ~2:):: J 2KG...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2014 for the course PHYSICS 112 taught by Professor Steveng.louie during the Spring '06 term at Berkeley.

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