Recent content by Coop

  1. C

    [PChem] Maxwell-Boltzmann Molecule Mean Speed

    Thanks for following up :). Yes, I was confused at where the integral c=∫vf(v)dv was coming from (I don't like using random equations which I don't know where they came from) but I figured out it was pretty much just a definition.
  2. C

    [PChem] Maxwell-Boltzmann Molecule Mean Speed

    Yes sorry, I see that my wording was ambiguous. I am having trouble seeing why integrating v*f(v) gives you an average.
  3. C

    [PChem] Maxwell-Boltzmann Molecule Mean Speed

    Hi, I am having trouble with this concept... "A mean speed (c) is calculated by multiplying each speed by the fraction of molecules that have that speed, and then adding all the products together. When the speed varies over a continuous range, the sum is replaced by an integral. To employ...
  4. C

    [PChem] Van de Waals Partial Derivative

    Thanks for both your help, guys. P.S. I found a free download for Maple from my university.
  5. C

    [PChem] Van de Waals Partial Derivative

    Ray, I do! Thanks :) Is Maple a free program I can use to check my answers?
  6. C

    [PChem] Van de Waals Partial Derivative

    Homework Statement Find (\frac{dV}{dp})_{n,T} for the Van de Waals gas law Homework Equations Van de Waals gas law: (\frac{p+an^2}{V^2})(V-nb)=nRT The Attempt at a Solution I just started doing problems like these so I would like to know if I am doing them right... What I did was I took...
  7. C

    Work w/ Pulleys

    So only the parallel component is responsible for doing the work, correct?
  8. C

    Work w/ Pulleys

    @Nathanael Ah, I think I was just making a stupid mistake. I was letting F = the force of gravity on the weight. Thanks for pointing that out.
  9. C

    Work w/ Pulleys

    Homework Statement A force F is used to raise a 4-kg mass M from the ground to a height of 5 m. What is the work done by the force F? (Note: sin60 = 0.87; cos60 = 0.5. Ignore friction and the weights of the pulleys.) A) 50 J B) 100 J C) 174 J D) 200 J Please click here for picture. Homework...
  10. C

    Arithmetic Question Involving Quantum Physics

    Homework Statement Two adjacent allowed energies of an electron in a one-dimensional box are 2.0 eV and 4.5 eV. What is the length of the box? Homework Equations E_n=\frac{h^2n^2}{8mL^2} The Attempt at a Solution My question is, since E_n and n^2 are both on separate sides of the equation...
  11. C

    Can someone explain Compton scattering?

    Thanks a lot everyone :) I appreciate the input.
  12. C

    Can someone explain Compton scattering?

    Thanks guys, So is absorption actually taking place here or is it a different type of interaction? I am getting mixed answers.
  13. C

    Can someone explain Compton scattering?

    Hi, My textbook describes Compton scattering the following way: "...an x-ray photon...has a collision with a slow moving electron...the photon transfers energy and momentum to the electron [and recoils]..." Is it not true that by definition when a photon collides with a particle it...
  14. C

    Power in an AC Circuit

    So I can't use I^2R, because by definition the current would also be a different value for a new R? But we know the voltage will stay the same for a new R, so we can use V^2/R?
Top