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Homework #5
PHYS316
Week of Feb. 16-23, 2005
Reading: Please read chapter 6 of Baierlein, as well as the handout of chapter 5 from Kittel & Kroemer. Note that K&K use to mean something completely dier
Homework #3
PHYS316
Week of Feb. 2-9, 2005
Reading: This week we conclude our introduction to the partition function and free energy, focusing on examples. If you havent already done so, complete chap
PHYS 316 - Thermal Physics - Quiz #2 - 02/19/14 Name_
1) Give three definitions of temperature, and for one of them, describe how, in principle, it allows a quantitative evaluation
of absolute tempera
PHYS 316 - Thermal Physics - Quiz #4 - 04/04/14 Name_
3
2 s 1
2 m
2
V . How many single particle states are there in
2
( 2 )
the range between 1 and 2 ? Qualitatively explain why this number incre
PHYS 316 - Thermal Physics - Quiz #6 - 04/30/14 Name_
1) What is the probability for finding the x-component of classical gas particle velocity in the range from v x to v x dvx ?
Sketch the distributi
PHYS 316 - Thermal Physics - Quiz #1 - 02/05/14 Name_
1) Every weekday, an average of 350,000 vehicles cross the George Washington bridge. (a) What would you expect to be
the typical daily fluctuation
PHYS 316 - Thermal Physics - Quiz #5 - 04/16/14 Name_
1
1) Demonstrate or explain how the Bose distribution <n()> =
can lead to a gas pressure less than that of the
e
k T
1
classical gas.
Answer) Th
PHYS 316 - Thermal Physics - Quiz #3 - 03/05/14 Name_
2d
1) Show that <E> = k T
ln( Z) , where Z is the partition function.
dT
Answer) Express Z as the probability normalization and do the derivative
Homework #2
PHYS316
Week of Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 2005
Reading: Baierlein sections 2.4-2.8, all of chapter 5, and section 4.1. Some of this material will spill over into next week. We will skip Chapter 3. P
Homework #10
PHYS316
Week of Apr. 13-20, 2005
Reading: We continue our discussion of phase transitions, starting with nucleation eects. When move on spontaneous magnetization and begin looking at crit