Home > Courses > 4P70 Equations You can bring a copy of this equation sheet to all tests and exams Homework Fri. Sept. 7 - HW1 Review of Thermodynamics, heat capacity Readings: Chapter 2 of Modern Thermodynamics with Statistical Mechanics by Carl. S. Helrich, look up electronic copy in Brock Library. There are plenty of web resources on the first law of thermodynamics Problems: Heat Capacity We will work on these problems during the tutorial on Tuesday Sept. 11 (10-11 am) Tues Sept. 11 - HW2 - Review of Quantum Mechanics Readings: Particle in a 1D box Readings: Quantum Harmonic Oscillator Problems: Particle in a 3D box, quantum oscillator HW1 problems due Friday Sept. 14 Fri. Sept. 14 HW3 - Review of Statistical Mechanics I Readings: Review microstates, macrostates, multiplicity, in any textbook on thermal physics Problems: multiplicity and temperature Tues Sept. 18 - HW4 - Review of Statistical Mechanics II Readings: entropy, partition function; properties of ideal gas; equipartition theorem: any thermal physics textbook Problem: be able to calculate density of states in k space of 2D particle in box Problem: be able to calculate partition function of a 2D ideal gas. Problem: be able to calculate total energy of 2D ideal gas from the partition function; does it agree with the equipartition theorem? HW2,HW3 problems due Friday Sept. 21 Test #1 during Tutorial on Tuesday Sept. 25 - will cover HW1,2,3 Fri. Sept. 21 HW5 - Review of Statistical Mechanics III Readings: Boltzmann vs. Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein Distribution Functions: any thermal physics textbook Problems: periodic versus non-periodic boundary conditions Tues. Sept. 25 HW6 - Molar Heat Capacity: Einstein Model Readings: Simon Chapter 2,pp.7-9 Problems: exercise 2.1 (a) ; exercise 2.1(b)was done in class Fri. Sept. 28 HW7 - Molar Heat Capacity: Debye Model Readings: Simon Chapter 2,pp.9-16 Problems: Simon p. 2.2(b),2.3,2.5; exercise 2.2(a)was done in class Solution: 2.2b simple minded versus accurate Mon. Oct. 1 HW8 - Electrons in Metals: Drude Theory Read Simon Chapter 3, pp. 19-25 Problems: Simon pp. 25-26, exercise 3.1 HW4, HW5, HW6, HW7 due friday oct. 5 Friday Oct. 5 HW9 - Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld Theory I Read Simon Chapter 4.1,4.2 pp. 27-32 Problems: Simon pp.37-38, problems 4.1 Reading Week: Oct. 5-12 Tuesday Oct. 16 HW10 - Electrons in Metals: Sommerfeld Theory II Read Simon Chapter 4.4,4.5 pp. 34-36 Problems: Simon pp.37-38, problems 4.2, 4.7,note that we did 4.3(a) in class HW9,HW10 due friday oct. 19 Test #2 during Tutorial on Tuesday Oct. 23 - will cover HW 5,6,7,9,10 Fri. Oct. 19 HW 11 - Crystal Structure Read Simon Chapter 12, pp. 113-126 Problems: Simon pp. 125-126, prob 12.1,12.2,12.3,12.4,12.5 Tues. Oct. 23 HW12 - Reciprocal lattice Read Simon Chapter 13, pp. 127-134 Problems: Simon pp. 137-138, prob 13.1,13.2,13.3,13.4 Fri. Oct. 26 HW13 - xray/neutron diffraction I Problems: xrays and neutrons HW 11,12 due friday Nov. 2 Tues. Oct. 30 HW14 - xray/neutron diffraction II Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.141-144 Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.1,14.10 Fri. Nov. 2 HW15 - xray/neutron diffraction III Read Simon Chapter 14, pp.144-159 Problems: Simon pp. 159, prob 14.2,14.3,14.4,14.5 HW 13,14,15 due Fri. Nov. 9 Tues. Nov. 6 HW16 -The Periodic Table Read Simon Chapter 5, Problems: Simon pp. 46-47 5.1,5.2,5.3; Fri. Nov. 9 HW17 -Bonding I Read Simon Chapter 6 Problems: Van der Waals bonding Tues. Nov. 13 HW18 -Bonding II Read Simon Chapter 6 Problems: ionic bonding HW 16,(17,18) due Friday Nov. 16 Fri. Nov. 16 HW19 - 1-D lattice vibrations with monatomic basis Read Simon Chapter 9, pp. 77-86 Problems: Simon pp. 87, prob 9.2 Remember Test #3 in tutorial Tues. Nov. 20 HW 11,12,13,14,15 Tues. Nov. 20 HW20 - 1-D lattice with basis; brillouin zones Read Simon Chapter 10,pp. 89-96; chapter 13 pp. 134-135 Problems: extra problems Problems: Simon pp. 138, prob 13.6 Fri. Nov. 23 HW21 - Vibrational Spectroscopy: Reflectance, Transmission, Raman Spectroscopy be able to discuss figures presented in lecture Tues. Nov. 27 HW22 - Vibrational Spectroscopy: Neutron Scattering Read Simon Chapter 9, pp. 77-86; chapter 13 pp. 134-135, chapter 14 156-157 Problems: extra problems HW 19,20,22 due friday Nov. 30 Fri. Nov. 30 - Review