Homework Help: Bose gas compression

1. Jan 13, 2005

tiger_striped_cat

Problem: Consider a Bose gas with N particles is placed in a container with volume V and has temperature T, T < T_c. If the gas is compressed isothermically, what is the work done on the system when its volume is redused by a factor of 2.

Now I'm sure I could do this with an ideal gas, but how doe sthe problem change if it's a Bose Gas

2. Jan 13, 2005

vincentchan

Okay, the exact solution is not easy.. but i can give you an approximation.. assume T<<T_c and ALL particle is stayed at the ground state, how the energy changed if the volume is reduced by half?? think about how the wave function related to the dimension of box and how is that related to energy...