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 All references to Concepts in Thermal Physics, 2nd edition , by Stephen J. Blundell and Katherine M. Blundell
Homework 1. Due Fri. Sept. 28th at noon.
 Chapter 2 Exercise 2.5
 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
 Chapter 19 Exercise 19.1
Homework 2. Due Wed. Oct. 24th by 12 noon.
 Chapter 5 Exercise 5.7
 Chapter 6 Exercise 6.5

 (a) A thinwalled 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 onehalf its initial value.
 Chapter 8 Exercise 8.4
 Chapter 10 Exercise 10.8
Homework 3. Due Wed. Nov. 21st.
 Chapter 12 Exercise 12.5
 Chapter 13 Exercise 13.6
 Chapter 14 Exercise 14.3
 Chapter 16 Exercise 16.2 (a)ii, (a)iii, and (b).
 Chapter 17 Exercise 17.2.
Homework 4. Due Mon. Dec. 3rd at noon.
 Chapter 17 Exercise 17.7.
 Chapter 20 Exercise 20.1(b).
 Chapter 20 Exercise 20.6
 Chapter 21 Exercise 21.3
 Chapter 21 Exercise 21.5

