Lab 4: Gas Compression and Expansion
Abstract
The lab consisted of testing adiabatic, no heat exchange, and isothermal, no change in
temperature, processes by compressing and expanding gases using a s
Gas Compression and Expansion
Ryan Nicely - Procedure & Abstract
Andrew Gerry - Discussion & Appendix
Alan Gardner - Introduction
Cherise Stotts - Results & Conclusion
Abstract
This experiment dealt w
Entropy
1/27/17
Abstract:
This experiment was designed to simulate entropy in a mechanical system. It involved shaking a
box of small googly eyes and then recording how many of them were turned face u
Interference
3/24/17
Abstract
The purpose of this lab was to use the interference of light to determine certain properties that
fall out of double slit and single slit diffraction techniques. Using a
Microwaves
3/10/17
Abstract
The properties of electromagnetic waves have been studied using microwave signals of
frequency 10.5 GHz. It was found out that the intensity of received signals is a functi
PHY 252 ASU - Geometrical Optics
3/2/17
Abstract
The goal of this lab was to design and test a simple a telescope using basic principles of optics.
To do this, a simple two lens system was implemented
Lecture 14
Geometric optics
14.1
Preliminaries
To understand images and image formation, all we need is
Ray model of light
Laws of refraction and reflection
Geometry and trigonometry
The key role p
Lecture 11
Optics
11.1
Maxwell gives light
Light is mysterious. Newton thought that light was made up of particles the
corpuscular nature of light. However, for a long time that point of view was aban
Lecture 5
Molecular speeds, first law, work,
paths
5.1
Maxwell-Boltzmann speed distribution
Statistical physics says that, at a temperature T , the probability of a system being
in a state with energy
Lecture 3
Molecular view of matter, kinetics
3.1
Equations of state
The variables needed to specify the state of a system are the mechanical variables
and the temperature T . For a pure gas or liquid
Lecture 2
Heat capacity, phase changes
2.1
State variables
In thermodynamics, state variables define the physical state of a system. That is,
if we specify the values of the state variables then we ha
PHY 252
Thermodynamics, Optics, and Modern Physics
Fall 2016
Lecture Notes
Prof. Christian Dwyer
[email protected]
Physical Sciences F-wing, room PSF 336
Course overview
Instructor: Associate P
Lecture 25
Hydrogen atom
25.1
Discrete energy levels
Let us briefly review the particle in a box:
The particles energy (E in the Schrodinger equation) came out to be discrete,
i.e., En , where n = 1,
Lecture 23
1D Schr
odinger examples - Part I
23.1
1D time-independent Schr
odinger equation
We will study several examples of the Schrodinger equation in one spatial dimensional,
which we call the x a
Lecture 20
Relativistic energy and
momentum, photon absorption
20.1
Relativistic energy, momentum and kinetic
energy
Last lecture, we saw that the relativistic energy of a particle with mass m and
mom
Lecture 25
Hydrogen atom
25.1
Discrete energy levels
Let us briefly review the particle in a box:
The particles energy (E in the Schrodinger equation) came out to be discrete,
i.e., En , where n = 1,
Lecture 21
Pair production, wave-particle
duality, probabilities
21.1
Pair production
In pair production, a photon decays (disappears) into an electron-positron pair.
A positron is the antiparticle of
Lecture 4
Heat capacity, mean-free path,
van der Waals
4.1
Heat capacity of gases
For an ideal gas of point particles, we found that
1
3
Ktr = nM hv 2 i = nRT
2
2
(4.1)
Since point particles only have
Gas Thermometer
1/20/17
Abstract:
This experiment involved using a constant pressure (isobaric) gas thermometer, and a constant
volume (isochoric) gas thermometer, in conjunction with the ideal gas la
This lab had two distinct sections that both produce a measurement for absolute zero measured
in degrees Celsius. The first section involved a constant pressure gas thermometer while the second
sectio
Lecture 3
Molecular view of matter, kinetics
3.1
Equations of state
The variables needed to specify the state of a system are the mechanical variables
and the temperature T . For a pure gas or liquid
Lecture 16
Interference of light
16.1
Coherence and interference
When examining interference phenomena we must use the wave description of light
(unlike geometric optics, where only the ray part of th