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By Sidney B. Cahn, Gerald D. Mahan, Boris E. Nadgorny, Max Dresden

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In order to equip hopeful graduate scholars with the information essential to cross the qualifying exam, the authors have assembled and solved ordinary and unique difficulties from significant American universities – Boston collage, collage of Chicago, college of Colorado at Boulder, Columbia, college of Maryland, collage of Michigan, Michigan kingdom, Michigan Tech, MIT, Princeton, Rutgers, Stanford, Stony Brook, college of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the collage of Wisconsin at Madison – and Moscow Institute of Physics and know-how. a variety of fabric is roofed and comparisons are made among comparable difficulties of other faculties to supply the coed with sufficient details to believe cozy and assured on the examination. Guide to Physics Problems is released in volumes: this publication, Part 2, covers Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics; Part 1, covers Mechanics, Relativity and Electrodynamics.

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The system is in an adiabatic enclosure at a temperature K. The gases are allowed to mix. Does the temperature of the system change in this process? If so, by how much? Does the entropy change? If so, by how much? b) How would the result differ if both sides contained oxygen? c) Now consider one half of the enclosure filled with diatomic molecules of oxygen isotope and the other half with Will the answer be different from parts (a) and (b)? 55 Leaky Balloon (Moscow Phys-Tech) Sometimes helium gas in a low-temperature physics lab is kept temporarily in a large rubber bag at essentially atmospheric pressure.

10 Heat Loss (Moscow Phys-Tech) An immersion heater of power W is used to heat water in a bowl. After 2 minutes, the temperature increases from to 90°C. The heater is then switched off for an additional minute, and the temperature drops by Estimate the mass of the water in the bowl. 11 9 Liquid-Solid-Liquid (Moscow Phys-Tech) A small amount of water of mass in a container at temperature K is placed inside a vacuum chamber which is evacuated rapidly. As a result, part of the water freezes and becomes ice and the rest becomes vapor.

It is not necessary to derive the multiplicative constant. 76 Fermi and Bose Gas Pressure (Boston) For a photon gas the entropy is where is the angular frequency of the mode. 1): TLFeBOOK THERMODYNAMICS AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS 37 a) Show that the isothermal work done by the gas is where is the average number of photons in the mode. 77 Blackbody Radiation and Early Universe (Stony Brook) The entropy of the blackbody radiation in the early universe does not change if the expansion is so slow that the occupation of each photon mode remains constant (or the other way around).

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