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Phys 224, Spring 2003:
Thermal Physics  

(Physics A-Wing, Room 110, MWF 10:30)

Professor Matt Strassler
Office: Physics B403 (fourth floor, east end)
Office Phone: 616-9649
Email: strassler@phys.washington.edu
My main website is http://www.phys.washington.edu/~strasslr.



 

Assignments (Note I have reordered them so the most recent is at the top!)

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Homework due FRIDAY June 6th: Giancoli Chapter  20


Questions Chapter 20:  1,6,11,12,15,25

Problems Chapter 20: 7,13,26,34,35,40,45,46,52,61,68


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Homework due May 28th: Giancoli Chapter  19, 20

Questions Chapter 19:  10, 29

Problems Chapter 19: 23, 44, 45, 71, 72, 82, 86, 96

Questions Chapter 20:  3

Problems Chapter 20: 4, 6

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Homework due May 21st: Giancoli Chapter 19

Questions Chapter 19:  14,15,19,20

Problems Chapter 19: 31, 37, 38, 42, 55, 56, 62, 65, 79, 84, 100

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Homework due May 14th: Giancoli Chapter 13, 19

Problems Chapter 13: 63, 67, 73

Questions Chapter 19:  3, 4, 6

Problems Chapter 19: 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 15, 53, 54

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Homework due April 30th: Giancoli Chapter 18

Questions Chapter 18: 6, 21, 22, 23

Problems Chapter 18: 16, 19, 20, 23, 25, 54, 56, 58, 59

And the following (tricky!) questions:

Sometimes, on a humid summer night, you'll find condensation (a fine mist of water droplets) on your car windshield. 

(a) Does it form on the inside or the outside of the windshield, and why?

(b) You can remove the condensation using your "defroster", which blows air onto the windshield.  Should you use cold or hot air?  Explain carefully how your choice removes the condensation.  ("Evaporation" is not a sufficient answer --- why does evaporation occur here?)

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Homework due April 23rd: Giancoli Chapter 17, 18

Problems Chapter 17: 28, 30, 33, 37, 40, 42, 48, 58, 72, 75

Questions Chapter 18: 2, 11, 14

Problems Chapter 18: 2, 8, 10

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Homework due April 16th: Giancoli Chapter 13, 17

Questions Chapter 13: 15, 24, 26 (the velocities are equal, not opposite)

Problems Chapter 13: 39, 46, 48, 52 (remember the air far from the storm is slow-moving and at normal pressures), 54, 55 (compare to the more approximate calculation done in class), 92

Questions Chapter 17: 1, 7, 15

Problems Chapter 17: 3, 8, 10

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Homework due April 9th: Giancoli Chapter 13

  Questions (NOT PROBLEMS) 2,4,8,10,11 [Make your answer as short as possible while making sure it remains clear.]
   
[For instance, a suitable answer to Question 6 would be: "The pressure inside the can equals atmospheric pressure when the can is sealed, but since the air inside the can is hotter than the air outside, it is less dense..  Once the air inside cools to room temperature, its pressure decreases below atmospheric pressure.  The air outside exerts a greater pressure inward, and crushes the can."]

  Problems (NOT QUESTIONS) 7,10,15,23a,33,78,83,90,98

Feel free to email me if you think there is something wrong with one of the problems, such as a typo or ambiguity.
For conceptual physics questions, please come to office hours; email doesn't work very well.

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