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Use a computer to sum the rotational partition function

An Introduction to Thermal Physics | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780201380279 | Authors: Daniel V. Schroeder ISBN: 9780201380279 40

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Problem 28P

Problem 28P

Use a computer to sum the rotational partition function (equation) algebraically, keeping terms through j = 6. Then calculate the average energy and the heat capacity. Plot the heat capacity for values of kT . ranging from 0 to 3. Have you kept enough terms in Z to give accurate results within this temperature range?

Equation:

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Author: Daniel V. Schroeder
ISBN: 9780201380279

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