Phys 2201.100 (Fall 2017)http://www.physics.umn.edu/classes/2017/fall/Phys%202201.100/Introductory Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics2017-09-24T13:51:09ZXML::Atom::SimpleFeed2017-09-22T23:56:26Z<p>Reading</p>
<p>By Monday, September 25: 2.1, 2.2, and 2.4 through the top of p. 63<br />
By Wednesday, September 27, 2.3<br />
By Friday, September 29, 2.4 (pp. 63 - 67)</p>
<p>Problems to be done by Tuesday, October 3rd in discussion section<br />
<strong>2.17</strong>, 2.19, <strong>2.21, 2.23, 2.26</strong>, 2.27</p>
<p>Problems to be done by Friday, October 6th in lecture<br />
<strong>2.26, 2.27,</strong> 2.28, <strong>2.29, 2.30</strong></p>
<p>Professor Crowell has a research program review Wed. and Thurs. Chris Conklin will lecture on Wed. Professor Crowell will hold office hours on Thursday 5:00 - 6:00, but he will not be able to hold the earlier office hour. </p>2017-09-23T19:45:26ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:460912.updated:2017-09-23 14:45:26Week 4 (Updated)2017-09-22T23:22:50Z<p>Starting the week of September 25th, all problem sets must be handed in IN CLASS on the day due. <strong>Email submissions will not be accepted. Late homework will not be accepted.</strong></p>
<p>Assignments due on Tuesday can be handed in in ANY discussion section. If for some reason, you have to miss your discussion section, you can hand the assignment in at another discussion section. You can give your problem set to someone else to hand in if necessary.</p>
<p>Assignments due on M, W, or F must be handed in during lecture.</p>
<p>Exceptions to this policy will be made only for university-approved absences arranged in advance.</p>2017-09-23T19:15:41ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:460892.updated:2017-09-23 14:15:41Important announcement about problem sets (Updated)2017-09-18T06:22:22Z<p><strong>1. All problem sets must be stapled.</strong></p>
<p><strong>2. When answering numerical problems, you must use an appropriate number of significant figures.</strong></p>
<p><strong>3. For any problem (numerical or not), work out the problem symbolically. If the problem is numerical, then substitute the numbers at the end.</strong></p>
<p>4. Do not hand in a draft! When you have figured out a problem, prepare a final version that you hand in. Depending on your style, this may mean that you have to prepare a "clean copy" of your solutions. A few cross-outs are fine, but the grader should be able to read your solution easily.</p>
<p>5. I saw some good examples of carefully explaining the background of a problem, assumptions being made, and the sources of any information that was used. This is critical. In many cases, however, steps were skipped, or important information was not provided. Remember that the grader must be able to follow your reasoning in order to provide credit for a solution.</p>2017-09-23T18:58:12ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:459372.updated:2017-09-23 13:58:12Hints on Homework (Updated)2017-09-16T21:22:48Z<p>Reading:</p>
<p>By Monday, September 18: 1.7 (Note, I will discuss only very briefly in class, probably on Wednesday)<br />
By Wednesday, September 20: finish 2.1 and read pp. 60 - 63 (top) from section 2.4. Also if you have a Math textbook that discusses simple combinatorics and statistics, it will be helpful to review counting problems and the binomial distribution.<br />
By Friday, September 22: 2.2<br />
By Monday, September 25, 2.3 and the rest of 2.4</p>
<p>Homework (Problems in bold to be handed in):</p>
<p>Due Tuesday, September 26 in discussion section:<br />
2.1, 2,2, <strong>2.3</strong>, 2.15, <strong>2.16</strong>. <strong>Also hand in Additional Problem #2 (below)</strong></p>
<p>Due Friday, September 29 in lecture:<br />
2.5, 2.6, 2.9, <strong>2.10, 2.11</strong></p>
<p>For Problem 2.3,use a software package of your choice to make the plot in part (g). You do not have to use Stirling's approximation for this problem. The numbers are small enough that Excel or any other program can handle them.</p>
<p>For Problems 2.9, 2.10, and 2.11 you will also need to use a software package of your choice.</p>
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<small><i>posted 16-Sep-2017 at 4:36PM</i></small>
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<p>For this class, any program that does basic mathematics and graphics will suffice, but it is a good time to start using MatLab if you are not already doing so. </p>
<p>1. CSE students can download MatLab for free:<br />
<a href="https://wwws.cs.umn.edu/download_software/matlab">https://wwws.cs.umn.edu/download_software/matlab</a></p>
<p>2. If you are not a CSE student, you CAN obtain access to MatLab by opening a CSE computer account:<br />
<a href="https://wwws.cs.umn.edu/account-management/">https://wwws.cs.umn.edu/account-management/</a><br />
You will be asked to enter a sponsor and a reason for requesting a CSE computer account<br />
I am the sponsor: Paul Crowell<br />
My username is crowell<br />
The reason for requesting an account should be "Enrolled in PHYS2201."</p>
<p>Once you have a CSE computer account, you can download MatLab using the same link for CSE students.</p>2017-09-22T23:36:41ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:460902Access to MatLab2017-09-09T23:39:39Z<p>I will post my lecture slides about once a week. These are not intended to be complete lecture notes. They are simply the visual aids I use in lecture. In some cases, I will add material, particularly when (as happened on Friday) I am not satisfied with an explanation I did in class. </p>
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<p>By Monday, September 11: 1.4 and 1.5<br />
By Wednesday, September 13: 1.6 through p. 32<br />
By Friday, September 15: rest of 1.6<br />
By Monday, September 18, 1.7</p>
<p>Problems (those to be handed in are in bold)<br />
Tuesday September 19: 1.41, 1.44, <strong>1.46</strong>, 1.47, <strong>1.48</strong></p>
<p>Friday, September 23: 1,49, <strong>1.50, 1.53, 1.54</strong>, 1.55</p>
<p>Regarding 1.50(f). Of course the sun is not made of methane, but the combustion of methane can be considered a "typical" chemical reaction. Given your answer to this problem, is it possible for the sun to be powered by ANY chemical reaction?</p>2017-09-16T21:19:48ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:457432.updated:2017-09-16 16:19:48Week 2 (Updated)2017-09-07T02:35:30Z<p><strong>Office Hours for Paul Crowell (in PAN 222)</strong><br />
Thursdays: 2:00 - 3:15 and 4:00 - 5:00</p>
<p>Office Hours for Chris Conklin (in PAN 222)<br />
Tuesday, 3:00 - 4:00</p>
<p>Office Hours for Bo Xiong (in PAN 222)<br />
Monday, 2:00 - 3:00</p>
<p>PAN 222 is the room next door to Professor Crowell's office. If he is not in 222, you will find him in 220.</p>2017-09-07T17:54:57ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:456742.updated:2017-09-07 12:54:57Office Hours (Updated)2017-09-04T16:45:32Z<h1>Reading</h1>
<p>Complete by Friday, September 8: Schroeder, 1.1 - 1.4<br />
Complete by Monday, September 11: 1.5 and 1.6 through p. 32</p>
<h1>Homework</h1>
<p> (<strong>Problems in bold to be handed in</strong>):<br />
Due on Tuesday, Sept. 12 in discussion section: <strong>1.7, 1.12, 1.15, 1.16, 1.21</strong>, 1.22(a-d), <strong>1.24, 1.25</strong><br />
due on Friday, Sept. 15 in lecture: 1.27, 1.28, 1.29, 1.31, 1.32, <strong>1.34, 1.37, 1.38, 1.40</strong></p>
<h1>Important Note</h1>
<p>You will notice that many of the problems assigned this semester (for example, 1.15) will require you to look up information elsewhere OR to make reasonable estimates of certain quantities. Your written solution should state clearly the source of any information used to solve the problem and/or your rationale in making the estimates required.</p>2017-09-04T16:56:18ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:455522.updated:2017-09-04 11:56:18Week 1 (Assignment) (Updated)2017-09-01T00:35:27Z<p>We will meet for the first time on Wednesday, September 6th at 09:05 in Tate B20. <strong>Discussion sections will NOT meet on Tuesday, September 5</strong>. They will meet for the first time on September 12th.</p>2017-09-01T00:35:47ZPaul Crowellcid:63472.eid:454502.updated:2017-08-31 19:35:47First class meeting (Updated)2017-09-01T00:32:54Z<p>This will be revised (to include office hours) after the first class meeting on Wednesday, September 6.</p>
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