FACULTY OF SCIENCE

EXAMINATION : TEST 1 PROGRAM SEMESTER : B.Sc. : 2, 2010/2011 DATE TIME : FEBRUARY11, 2011 : 5:00-7:00 p.m.

COURSE CODE : PHY 3602 COURSE TITLE : STATISTICAL MECHANICS

This Question Paper Consists of Two (2) Printed Pages (Including Cover Page) With Four (4) Questions.

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Find the work done on the gas in the cycle and (10 marks) heat absorbed by the gas in the cycle. PV γ = constant . 10 cm3). 10 cm3) to (10K. 20 cm3) to (5K. One mole of a perfect gas performs a quasistatic cycle which consists of the following four successive stages: (i) at constant volume from (5K. Show that for quasistatic adiabatic process in 1 mole of a perfect gas. with constant specific (15 marks) heats.Answer all questions (FULL MARKS: 40) Q 1. (ii) isothermally from (10K. 10 cm3) to (10K.. 20 cm3). (gas constant R=8. (iv) isothermally from (5K. The enthalpy H is defined by H ≡ E + PV . (iii) at constant volume from (10K. Express the heat capacity at constant pressure in (05 marks) terms of H. Q 4. Q 2. where γ ≡ C P / CV . Q 3. 20 cm3) to (5K. 20 cm3).31 J/mol-1 K-1) 2 . Calculate the work done on 1 mole of a perfect gas in quasistatic adiabatic compression from (10 marks) volume 10 cm3 to 5 cm3. 10 cm3).

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