Physics 352
Foundations of Physics II
Davison E. Soper
26 March 2004
1
Temperature
Temperature is a measure of the tendency of a body to spontaneously transfer
energy to its surroundings. For instance if you put a body with a higher
temperature in thermal
Physics 353
Foundations of Physics II
Davison E. Soper
13 April 2004
Discussion of problem E1
We begin by asking for the value of T at which U = N h0 , when U is
given by
N h0
U=
.
(1)
h
0
exp( kT ) 1
Thats pretty simple. We want
h0
kT
= 2,
(2)
kT = h0 /
Physics 353
Foundations of Physics II
Davison E. Soper
19 May 2004
Entropy and Gibbs free energy for a mixture of gases
1
Entropy for a gas with several species
Here we calculate the entropy of an ideal gas made of dierent molecular
species. For simplicit
Physics 352
Foundations of Physics II
D. E. Soper
Final Exam, 19 March 2003
1) [10 points] If you ip a coin ve times, what is the probability of getting
the sequence HHTTH of heads and tails (in just this order)? What is the
probability of getting heads f
Physics 353
Foundations of Physics II
D. E. Soper
Final Exam, 12 June 2003
1) [10 points] We found that the entropy of an Einstein solid with N quantum
harmonic oscillators of classical frequency 0 and with a total energy above
the ground state U is
S (U
Physics 353
Foundations of Physics II
D. E. Soper
Midterm Exam, 30 April 2003
The substance most feared by Superman is the ctional kryptonite, a foul
smelling green liquid that oozes out of volcanos on the planet Krypton. Under
the pressure and temperatur
Physics 352
Foundations of Physics II
Davison E. Soper
8 April 2004
Entropy and counting
We consider the statistical mechanics of a system with lots of degrees of
freedom. We want to connect the number of states available to such a system
if it has energy
Physics 353
Foundations of Physics II
Davison E. Soper
26 May 2004
All about chemistry
We consider the equilibrium condition for a chemical reaction. We take
the case that the reacting molecules are all gases, which we approximate
as ideal gases. There ar
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
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configuration parameters, such as IP addresses for in