**Physics 354 - Thermodynamics - Spring 2010 **

**Homework assignments **

Homework for this class will be assigned in **three
categories**.

The **first type** of homework will be **simple problems** that I want
you to write out (briefly) on paper and **turn in at the beginning of class**.
I will look them over briefly and give 0, 1, or 2 points for each problem.
These are intended to motivate you to read the text ahead of class.

**Brief homework for Fri. Jan. 22 - Ch. 1 -
Problems 1 and 9
Mon. Jan. 25 - Ch. 1 - Problem 18
Wed. Jan. 27 - Ch. 1 - Problems 24
and 26
Fri. Feb. 5 - Ch. 1 -
Problems 36 and 42
Mon. Feb. 15 - Ch. 2 - Problems 1 and 2
Wed. Feb. 17 - Ch. 2 - Problems 12 and 13
Wed. Feb. 24 - Ch. 2 - Problem 15
Fri. March 5 - Ch. 2 - Problems 27 and 28
Fri. March 26 - Ch. 3 - Problem 1
Wed. April 14 - Ch. 3 - Problem 36**

The **second type** of homework problem will be for **discussion**.
Look closely at these problems, make some notes on paper if you want, and be
prepared to explain how to work these if I ask you in class. But you **do
not need to turn these in**.

**Discussion problems for Mon. Jan. 25 - Ch. 1 -
Problems 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, and 13
Wed.
Jan. 27 - Ch. 1 - Problems 19, 20, 21, 23, and 25
(This category was discontinued since it did not generate
much interest.) **

The **third type** of homework problem will be a **regular homework assignment**,
which may be longer and involve enough detail to require some written discussion
(not just equations, write enough that someone can follow your line of
reasoning). These are due in class on the due date and will be graded on a
0 to 5 point scale for each problem (I might give you 10 points for a long
problem).

**Regular homework set # 1 - due Wed. Jan. 27
- Ch. 1 - Problems 8, 16, and 22
set # 2 - due Wed. Feb. 3 - Ch. 1 -
Problems 31, 32, and 35
set # 3 - due Wed. Feb. 10 - Ch. 1 -
Problems 39, 48, and 49
set # 4 - due Friday Feb. 19 - Ch. 2 - Problems 3, 6, and 7
set # 5 - due Mon. Feb. 22 - Ch. 2 - Problem
8
set # 6 - due Friday Feb. 26 - Ch. 2 - Problems 19 and 24
set # 7 - due Mon. Mar. 29 - Ch. 3 - Problem 5
set # 8 - due Friday Apr. 2 - Ch. 3 - Problems 10
and 11
set # 9 - due Mon. Apr. 12 - Ch. 3 - Problems 31
and 34
set # 10 - due Mon. Apr. 26 - Ch. 4 - Problems 2, 3, 4, and 5
set # 11 - due Mon. May 3 - Ch. 4 - Problems 9, 10, 11,
12, 13, and 14 **

**Late homework will lose 20% of its potential points per weekday that
it is late. **

The** final exam** was on Monday, May 10, 2010, at 1 p.m. in Currens 336.

**On reserve in the Physical Science Library: **

**Your textbook:
An Introduction to
Thermal Physics, by
Dan Schroeder.
**