# Physics 344: Statistical Properties of Matter Spring 2013

Professor: Julie Rathbun
Office: Appleton Hall of Numbers 129
ext. 8661
E-mail: Julie_Rathbun@redlands.edu

Office Hours: Th 10 AM - noon, also check my schedule for times that I am available.

Syllabus | Daily Class Preparation | Homework

Statmech worksheet

### Required class preparation

The following preparation is to be completed before class on the date listed.
1. An astronomer measured the brightness of Jupiter at 17.6 terahertz to be 9.2e12 Jy (Actually, no one would use Jansky's at this frequency, but I wanted to make you do an extra conversion). What is the brightness temperature? What is the peak frequency for this temperature? What brightness do you expect to measure at this frequency?
2. On a slowly rotating body, which area would be warmer at local midnight, area A with a higher thermal inertia or area B with a lower thermal inertia? Which area would be warmer at noon? Assume both areas are at the same latitude and there is no internal heating.
3. Can the same volcano erupt a basaltic lava one year and andesitc later? Can the same volcano produce both granite and basalt? Explain.

Wednesday 4/10/13 - Write a short paper summarizing what you learned this semester (~2 pages) OR discuss the goals list on the class syllabus (Do you agree with the list? What would you add? What would you remove?)
Friday 4/12/13 - No class

### Homework

Friday 1/11/11 - 1.3, 1.5, 1.12, 1.14, 1.16 (long), 1.19, 1.23plus group project: As a group, write up notes for Sections 1.1-1.3 in Schroeder and Unit T T1-T2. Make sure you make comparisons between books. What material is covered in both books? What is unique? Can you find the same equations in both books? If so, give equation and both equation numbers. Are there any differences in notation, etc.?
Thursday 1/17/11 - Problems from 1/14 & 1/16.
Thursday 1/24/11 - Problems from 1/18, 1/21 & 1/23.
Thursday 1/31/11 - Problems from 1/25, 1/28 & 1/30.
Monday 2/4/11 - Problems from 2/1 & 2/4.