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Covers the study of (mostly homogeneous) macroscopic systems from a heat/energy/entropy point of view. Consider also using tag: [statistical-mechanics].

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I am trying to prove the following relation between heat capacities: $$ C_p - C_v = T\left(\frac{\partial P}{\partial T}\right)_{V}\left(\frac{\partial V}{\partial T}\right)_{P} $$ In Wikipedia, they …
asked Nov 12 '16 by JonTrav1
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The partition function is basically the normalization of the probability distribution. For a system held at constant temperature, the probability to be at a certain energy state is proportional to the …
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Suppose a container with volume $V$. If I put 2 different types of monoatomic ideal gas, say type $A$ and type $B$, such that there are $N_1$ particles of gas $A$ and $N_2$ particles of gas $B$, with …
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What is the physical meaning of 0 heat capacity? Does it mean that no matter how much heat I put in, I cannot raise the temperature? If so, does this means that if a system is at absolute zero, it can …
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