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Homework Help: Ex2.7 Black holes, white dwarfs and neutron stars-Shapiro, Teukolsky

  1. Nov 18, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Show that from (*) that for a nonrelativistic Maxwell-Boltzmann gas,
    [itex]e=nmc^2+\frac{3}{2}nkT[/itex] [itex][/itex]

    2. Relevant equations
    (*): [itex]f(E)=e^{\frac{\mu-E}{kT}}[/itex]
    [itex]n=\frac{g}{h^3}\int f(E)d^3p[/itex]
    (#) [itex]h=2\pi\hbar[/itex]
    3. The attempt at a solution
    So I suppose that nonrelativistic mean [itex]E=mc^2[/itex], than [itex]n=\frac{g}{h^3}\int e^{\frac{\mu-mc^2}{kT}}4\pi p^2dp=ge^{\frac{\mu-mc^2}{kT}}\frac{4\pi}{3h^3}p_f^3[/itex]. [itex]E_k=mv^2/2=p^2/2m=3kT/2[/itex]=>[itex]p=\sqrt{3mkT}[/itex]. Employ this in previous [itex]n=ge^{\frac{\mu-mc^2}{kT}}\frac{4\pi}{3h^3}(3mkT)^{3/2}[/itex] due (#) [itex]n=ge^{\frac{\mu-mc^2}{kT}}\bigg(\frac{3^{1/3}mkT}{2^{2/3\pi^{4/3}}\hbar^3}\bigg)^{3/2}[/itex]. Do somebody see some mistake?
    Thank you very much.
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  3. Nov 23, 2014 #2
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