I am solving a problem that analyzes a classical ideal monoatomic gas. After determining the partition function, free energy and entropy, it asks me to analyze the variation of entropy if I had a wall between a box and mixed two gases that are equal. In the microcanonical ensemble the variation is zero, but here the in the canonical ensemble, I have to take in account different factors like temperature. How do I approach the problem from the canonical ensemble perspective?



Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy