Assignments

  • All references to Concepts in Thermal Physics, 2nd edition , by Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell

    Homework 1. Due Wed. Sept. 27th at start of tutorial.
    • Chapter 3 Exercises 3.4, 3.5(b),(e),(f)
    • Chapter 4 EXAMPLES 4.3,4.4,4.5,4.6 -- Read and understand. DO NOT HAND IN.
    • Chapter 4 Exercises 4.3 and 4.7
    • Chapter 19 Exercise 19.1
    Homework 2. Due Wed. Oct. 18th by end of day.
    • Chapter 5 Exercise 5.7
    • Chapter 6 Exercise 6.5
      • (a) A thin-walled vessel containing 1 L CO_2 gas is kept at zero degrees Celcius. The gas slowly leaks through a circular hole of diameter 100 micrometers. The outside pressure is low enough that leakage back into the vessel is negligible. The diameter of a CO_2 molecule is roughly 4.6X10^-10 m and its molecular weight is 44 kg per kilomole. Estimate the upper limit of the pressure in the container for effusion to occur through the hole. Note: you must estimate how small the hole should be for effusion to occur. We discussed this in class.
      • (b) Chapter 7 Exercise 7.8
      • (c) Calculate the time, starting at the pressure of part (a), for the pressure to drop to one-half its initial value.
    • Chapter 8 Exercise 8.4
    Homework 3. Due Fri. Nov. 17th at start of lecture.
    • Chapter 10 Exercise 10.8
    • Chapter 12 Exercise 12.5
    • Chapter 13 Exercise 13.6
    • Chapter 14 Exercise 14.3
    Homework 4. Due Mon. Nov. 27th at start of lecture.
    • Chapter 16 Exercise 16.2 (a)ii, (a)iii, and (b).
    • Chapter 16 Exercise 16.6.
    • Chapter 17 Exercise 17.2.
    • Chapter 20 Exercise 20.1(b).