Assignment: Kinetic Theory of Matter ^{1}

B.sc I year-Physics Paper-II (Kinetic Theory and Thermodynamics)

- What is meant by degrees of freedom of a particle? State the law of equipartition of energy. Deduce the relation between the specific heat ratio and degrees of freedom for a perfect gas.

- What is Brownian motion?

- What is Stratosphere? Explain its importance.

- Describe Andrew’s experiment on carbon dioxide. Compare its experimental curves with theoretical curves of Real gas equation.

- What are critical constants? What is Boyle temperature? Establish relations between Boyle temperature and Real gas constants.

- What is Joule-Thomson effect? Deduce an expression for the cooling in Real gas.

- Prove that ratio of temperature of inversion and critical temperature is independent of the nature of the gas.

- Discuss variation of temperature of the atmosphere with height from the earth.

- State Dalton’s law of partial pressure.

- What do you understand by the atomicity of a gas?