STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 2
(January 16, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, January 25, 2006
PROBLEM 4
Read and make a one paragraph summary on the concept of Negative Temperature. Some
useful refer
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STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 1
(January 10, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, January 18, 2006
According to Ludwig Boltzmann, the job of Statistical Mechanics is basically to count the
number of quant
STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 7
(March 14, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
PROBLEM 19
Solve the other problem from the Midterm exam. Please resist the urge to look at the
online soluti
STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 11
(April 9, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, April 19, 2006
PROBLEM 31 (Pathria Problem 7.27)
Consider the problem of the vibrational modes in a solid satisfying the fol
STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 10
(April 4, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, April 12, 2006
PROBLEM 28
An ideal Fermi gas is in contact with a thermal/particle reservoir at a temperature T and
chemical
STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 9
(April 3, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, April 5, 2006
PROBLEM 25
Use my wonderful notes (or whatever material you nd appropriate) to compute the rst
quantum correcti
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Physics 5524 Statistical Mechanics Problem Set 12 Due: Wednesday, Apr. 22
11.3 Cont'd. In Problem 11.3 you (hopefully) found that the one-particle density of states for a 2D nonrelativistic gas of spi
Physics 5524
Statistical Mechanics
Problem Set 11
Due: Wednesday, Apr. 14
11.1 Problem 18, Chapter 7 of Pathria, Pg. 191.
11.2 Consider a gas of photons with dispersion (k ) = c|k | where c is the spe
Physics 5524
Statistical Mechanics
Problem Set 9
Due: Wednesday, Mar. 31
9.1 (From the Fall 2006 Qualifying Exam)
A system of N bosons in two dimensions has an energy-momentum relationship E = cp3/2
a
Statistical Mechanics - PHY 5524
Final Exam April 25, 2008
1. (35 pts) Consider a gas of photons with dispersion = c|k| where c is the speed of light. The photons are confined to a three-dimensional v
Statistical Mechanics - PHY 5524
Final Exam April 27, 2009
1. (50 pts) Consider a three-dimensional gas of N noninteracting bosons in a volume V with energy dispersion E(k) = hv|k| where v has units o
STATISTICAL MECHANICS PHY5524
HOMEWORK 8
(March 21, 2006)
Due on Wednesday, March 29, 2006
PROBLEM 22 (Comprehensive Exam Fall 1998)
The thermodynamic potential (often called the Landau or the grand p