Homework Statement
a) Estimate the internal energy E in the high temperature (equipartition) limit for CO.
b) Estimate the heat capacity Cv in the high temperature (equipartition) limit for NH3.
Do not use partition functions in your calculations.
Homework Equations
<E> = KbT
Cv = (7/2)R...
Homework Statement
In textbooks, I often see the sum of the first two normal modes given in the equation attached (on the right). I'm wondering how they arrive at that equation based on the general formula (on the left).
I tried subbing in n= 1 and 2 in the general formula, but I'm not sure...
Prove that there are n-1 nodes on a string fixed at both ends for the nth harmonic.
It is simple to show this using a diagram.
[PLAIN]http://www.space-matters.info/img/nodesandmodes.jpg [Broken]
However, is there a way to show this mathematically?
Homework Statement
A 66.0-cm-diameter cyclotron uses a 530 V oscillating potential difference between the dees.
How many revolutions does the proton make before leaving the cyclotron?
Homework Equations
f = (q*B)/(2*pi*m)
The Attempt at a Solution
I find the cyclotron frequency:
f =...
Homework Statement
The sun is powered by fusion, with four protons fusing together to form a helium nucleus (two of the protons turn into neutrons) and, in the process, releasing a large amount of thermal energy. The process happens in several steps, not all at once. In one step, two protons...
Homework Statement
Your lab assignment is to use positive charge Q to launch a proton, starting from rest, so that it acquires the maximum possible speed. You can launch the proton from the surface of a sphere of positive charge Q and radius R, or from the center of a ring of charge Q and...
Homework Statement
If you take snapshots of a standing wave on a string, there are certain instants when the string is totally flat.
What has happened to the energy of the wave at those instants?
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm assuming that nothing has happened to the energy. At...
Homework Statement
A sound wave is described by D(y,t) = (0.02mm)sin[(8.96 rad/m)y + (3140 rad/s)t + pi/4 rad)], where y is in metres, and t is in seconds.
Draw a displacement-versus-time graph D(y=1.00m,t) at y= 1.00 m from t= 0 s and t= 4 ms.
Homework Equations
D(y,t) = (0.02mm)sin[(8.96...
Homework Statement
Ships measure the distance to the ocean bottom with sonar. A pulse of sound waves is aimed at the ocean bottom, then sensitive microphones listen for the echo. The graph shows the delay time as a function of the ship's position as it crosses 60 km of ocean.
Draw a...
Homework Statement
The 20 cm-long wrench in the figure swings on its hook with a period of 0.92s. When the wrench hangs from a spring of spring constant 350 N/m, it stretches the spring 3.5 cm.
What is the wrench's moment of inertia about the hook...
Homework Statement
The compressive force per area necessary to break the tibia in the lower leg, is about F/A =1.6 ×10 N m^2. The smallest cross sectional area of the tibia, about 3.2 cm^2, is slightly above the ankle. Suppose a person of mass m =6.0 ×10 kg jumps to the ground from a height h0...
Homework Statement
A block of mass M is attached to a light string. The string passes over a massless, frictionless pulley and is attached to a solid uniform ball of mass 3M. The ball is at rest and completely submerged in a fluid as shown. What is the ratio of the density of the fluid to...
Homework Statement
Two objects of equal mass m are whirling around a shaft with a constant angular velocity ω. The first object is a distance d from the central axis, and the second object is a distance 2d from the axis. You may assume the strings are massless and inextensible. You may ignore...
Homework Statement
A small block of mass m is held at the top of a rough quarter-circle ramp of radius R as shown in the figure, and then released from rest. When it reaches the bottom of the ramp, it is moving with speed V. How much work did friction do on the block from the top to the...
You lift a ball at constant velocity from a height hi to a greater height hf . Considering the ball and the earth together as the system, which of the following statements is true?
1. The potential energy of the system increases.
2. The kinetic energy of the system decreases.
3. The earth does...
Homework Statement
An amusement park game, shown in the figure (see attachment), launches a marble toward a small cup. The marble is placed directly on top of a spring-loaded wheel and held with a clamp. When released, the wheel spins around clockwise at constant angular acceleration...