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Homework Help: Pathria 7.4

  1. Apr 5, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    This question refers to Pathria's Statistical Mechanics textbook.

    In this problem, there is the equation:

    [tex]\frac{C_P}{C_V} = \frac{\left(\partial z /\partial T \right)_P}{\left(\partial z /\partial T\right)_{\nu}}[/tex]

    where z is the fugacity and \nu is the volume per particle.

    I am not really sure if they want me to prove this or if they are "giving it to me" or what but in any case I want to know why it is true. Do you obtain this just by manipulating partial derivatives with the chain rule somehow?

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Apr 5, 2008 #2
    anyone?
     
  4. Apr 5, 2008 #3
    anyone?
     
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