# Thermodynamics homework problem help

1. Jan 3, 2008

### touqra

This is really not a homework question. I'm learning thermal physics by Schroeder (2000) myself.
I'm stuck at Problem 5.17 page 160.

I can get Part (a) but Part (b), subtracting off the work that would be required even if the specimen were not present. I subtracted the work $$\frac{B}{\mu_0} dB$$ but it wasn't correct...

2. Jan 3, 2008

### blochwave

I'm sure someone has the book but I'd probably have an easier time if I had, you know, the problem