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UCF Physics: AST 5765/4762:
(Advanced) Astronomical Data Analysis Lecture Notes
Prof. Joseph Harrington
Planetary Sciences Group
Department of Physics
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida 32816
c 2004 2010 Joseph Harrington. A
Sz |smi = m~|smi.
Here, s = 0, 1/2, 1, 3/2, ., m = s, s + 1, ., s 1, s. 0 mesons have spin
s = 0, electrons have spin 1/2, photons have spin 1, and gravitons have spin 2.
Bosons have integer spin and fermions have half-integer spin.
Spin 1/2 is the
The Carnot cycle.
For an ideal gas, U = U (T ) is a function of temperature only. In reality, all
gases cool slightly during expansion, due to intermolecular attraction poten
Convex (top) and concave (bottom) lenses.
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dO < 0 if o
The current in the RLC AC-circuit reaches a maximum at the resonant frequency,
= 0 =
Electromagnetic waves obey the wave equation (in 1-D),
= 2 2,
= 2 2.
Thus, the solutions are
E = Emax cos(kx
The conserved probability current density is given by
~j = Re( ~ ).
The momentum space wavefunction (p, t) is related to the position space
wavefunction by Fourier transform,
eipx/~ (x, t)dx,
(p, t) =
(x, t) =
eipx/~ (p, t)dp.
Here, the d~s implies that this is a path integral. For the same process, the
change in electrostatic potential:
~ x) = E
If the E-field is uniform, E(~
~ 0 d,
V = E
where d~ is the displacement vector.
where is the magnetic susceptibility. < 0 for diagmagnetic materials, >
0 for paramagnetic materials, and 1 for ferromagnetic materials. The
magnetic permeability m is defined according to
m = 0 (1 + ).
~ d~s = E = dB .
This yields solutions
n (x) =
n = 1, 2, 3, .,
with corresponding energy spectrum
n2 2 ~2
n = 1, 2, 3, .
These solutions satisfy the orthogonality condition,
n dx = mn .
r Z a
Isolated sphere, charge Q, radius R
Parallel plate capacitor, area A, separation d
C = 40 R
C = 0 A
Table 2: Geometry and Capacitance.
The capacitance for two important geometric setups can be found in Table 2.
With a dielectric, >
Figure 3: Fixed (left) and free (right) boundary. Note the phase shift in the
first case. Source: http:/snvphysics.blogspot.com/2011/03/waves.html.
Figure 4: Waves move from less to more dense regions (left) and more to
less dense regions (right). Note th
When the battery is turned off:
The energy stored in the magnetic field of an inductor:
The energy per unit volume in the B-field region of the inductor:
The current and charge of an LC-circui
CP = T (
The Helmholtz function:
F = U T S.
For a process in which the end point temperatures are the same as the surroundings, the maximum work obtainable equals the decrease in F . F at a minimum
is the condition for thermodynamic e
3. The square of the orbital period T of a planet is directly proportional to
the cube of the semi-major axis a of its orbit.
In mathematical terms, the third law is
T 2 a3 .
This can be seen, for circular motion, from
= m 2 r =
Force is related to pressure and area by F = P dA, so
dW = P dV
for a reversible process. Thus, the total work done on a system is,
The adiabatic free expansion is not reversible, and there is no work done on the
system and n
The partition function:
where the sum runs over all microstates and gj is the degeneracy of the jth
microstate. The probability of being found in state j is,
P r(j) =
The pressure is,
P = kB T ln Z.
Running the Carnot cycle backward gives a refrigerator with efficiency,
The efficiency of a heat pump is,
The Clausius equation:
Here, T0 is the temperature of
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From here, we see the expressions for the operators x
For a general operator Q,
d3 x Q
Note that this 3-dimensional formalism simplifies to the 1-dimensional case in
the obvious waysimply replace
where is the angle with respect to the direction of propagation. The total
2 q 2 |~x
The Auger effect describes the process by which an electron from a higher
energy level drops into a lower energy level and kicks another el
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