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Lecture 18 — The Canonical Ensemble

Chapter 6, Wednesday February 20th

- Rotational energy levels in diatomic molecules
- Vibrational energy levels in diatomic molecules
- More on the equipartition theorem

Reading: All of chapter 5 (pages 91 - 123)

Homework 5 due next Friday (22nd)

Homework assignments available on web page

Assigned problems, Ch. 5: 8, 14, 16, 18, 22

Rotational energy levels for diatomic molecules

l = 0, 1, 2... is angular momentum quantum number

I = moment

of inertia

CO2 I2 HI HCl H2

qR(K) 0.56 0.053 9.4 15.3 88

Vibrational energy levels for diatomic molecules

n = 0, 1, 2... (harmonic quantum number)

w

w = natural

frequency of

vibration

I2 F2 HCl H2

qV(K) 309 1280 4300 6330

More on the equipartition theorem

Classical uncertainty:

Where is the particle?

V(x)

V = ∞

V = ∞

V = 0

W = 9

x

x = L

More on the equipartition theorem

Classical uncertainty:

Where is the particle?

V(x)

V = ∞

V = ∞

V = 0

W = 18

x

x = L

More on the equipartition theorem

Classical uncertainty:

Where is the particle?

V(x)

V = ∞

V = ∞

V = 0

W = 36

x

x = L

More on the equipartition theorem

Classical uncertainty:

Where is the particle?

V(x)

V = ∞

V = ∞

V = 0

W = ∞

S = ∞

x

x = L

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