Thermal Physics 224
9.30 am, Monday November 19, 2007
Instructor: David Cobden
Do not turn this page until the buzzer goes at 9.30. You must hand your exam to me by the time I
leave the room at 10.25.
Friday, 20 November 2015
DEMO: Stirling Engine
Basic Heat Engine
Heat in from hot reservoir, work done by working substance, heat out
to cold reservoir.
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Physics 224 HW 5
04 November 2016 Olmstead
Schroeder Sections 2.3 - 2.6 Interacting Systems, Entropy, Microscopic Ideal
2.12 and 2.13 Fun with logarithms.
o Note: you can start from !" ! ! = !" ! in 12(c)
2.17 Low temperature Einste
HW 7 Due 21 November 2016
Schroeder Chapter 3.4, 3.5 Mechanical Equilibrium, First Law, Chemical
From material covered this week:
3.28 Isobaric expansion entropy change
3.32 (3 pts) Sudden compression. For part
HW3 Due 21 Oct 2016
Schroeder Sections 1.6 - 1.7: Heat Capacity and Transport
1.41 Hot block in water
1.46 Why measure at constant pressure
1.48 [3 pts] Estimate the melting snow pack (make reasonable assumptions when
HW 9 Phys 224
Olmstead Due 09 Dec 2016
Schroeder Chapter 5.2,3 and 6.1,2,3 Free Energy, Phase transformations, Partition
5.12/13 Maxwell Relations and Thermal Expansion
5.20 Excited states in hydrogen [note - this problem is simplified
Homework Review Questions on material since the last midterm - Also to be turned
in on Nov 21.
Adapted from Moore T4S.3: Consider two Einstein Oscillator systems A and
B. Initially, A has 3 oscillators and 4 units of energy, while B has 6 oscillators
Non-text HW for HW 8. Due Fri Dec 2
Adapted from Moore T9S.11 (compare to Schroeder 4.2, 3) Limits on Solar
Power in the Desert.
Imagine a solar electric power plant that operates by using a gigantic mirror to focus
sunlight on a boiler for a steam en
Homework will have to be turned in before or after (but not during) class to a box at the front of the
room. Limited TA support does not allow for full grading (we have about 10 minutes/wk/student). One or two
homework problems each week will be
Name: _ Student ID # _
August 3, 2015
Midterm Exam 2
Mark your answers on the exam. Make sure that ALL pages have your name and student ID on them! Five points
for each correct answer in the multiple choice section.
1. Suppose you
August 20, 2015
Practice Final Exam
Mark your answers on the exam for reference. Make sure All pages have your name and student ID number!
1. Section 1.1. A surveyor's 30-m steel tape is correct at 68F. On a hot day the tape has e
Problem 1. Gas Boxes (29 pts)
Consider three boxes of volume ! = 2.010! ! (20 ) filled with N2 gas (MW = 28 g/mole) at room
temperature ! = 300 and pressure ! = 1.0 10! . All have a frictionless piston as their