Problem 1: A skydiver of m = 8.0 x 101 kg reaches a terminal velocity of 5.0 x 101 m/s.
Suppose the diver falls 1.6 km. Assume there is a drag force acting on the skydiver.
a). How long does it take the skydiver to fall 1.6 km?
b) How much work does the g
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Physics Department
8.044 Statistical Physics I
Spring Term 2013
Solutions to Problem Set #5
Problem 1: Correct Boltzmann Counting
a)
= V
N
4emE
3N
3N/2
= V N [2emkT ]3N/2
using E = (3/2)N kT
S(N, V, T ) = k ln
n
o
= k
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Physics Department
8.044 Statistical Physics I
Spring Term 2013
Solutions to Problem Set #4
Problem 1: Heat Capacity at Constant Pressure in a Simple Fluid
Start with the rst law of thermodynamics.
dQ = dU + P dV
/
Th
11-17: In this problem, we are again dealing with a system in static
equilibrium. There are three unknowns, the tension TL in the left rope, the
tension TR in the right rope and the angle B between the right rope and the
bar. To nd these unkowns, we requi
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Physics Department
8.044 Statistical Physics I
Spring Term 2013
Problem Set #4
Due in hand-in box by 12:40 PM, Wednesday, March 6
Problem 1: Heat Capacity at Constant Pressure in a Simple Fluid
For a simple uid show t
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Physics Department
8.044 Statistical Physics I
Spring Term 2013
Problem Set #5
Due in hand-in box by 12:40 PM, Monday, March 11
Problem 1: Correct Boltzmann Counting
The calculation we have done so far to obtain the a
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Department of Physics
Physics 8.01 TEAL
Fall Term 2004
In-Class Problems 30-32: Moment of Inertia, Torque, and Pendulum:
Solutions
Problem 30 Moment of Inertia of a Uniform disc.
A uniform disc of mass m and radius R