**Activities in Thermodynamics / Statistical Mechanics Linked
by Topic**

Thermodynamics

**Summary of CUPS fluids program
Summary of CUPS engines program
Summary of CUPS probability and statistics
program
Summary of CUPS statistical properties
program
Summary of CUPS quantum ideal gas program**

**Engines**

**Diesel engine exercise****Carnot cycle exercise****Ideal gas engine (Maple)- plot pV and calc efficiency. (Adapt to any other engine cycle)**

**Van der Waals**

**plot isotherms of van der Waals fluid****critical pressure, volume and temperature of a van der Waals fluid****joule-thomson effect - when does helium heat on expansion?**

Maxwell-boltzmann distribution

**maxwell velocity distribution, average speed, most probable speed, etc.****examine populations of molecules in rotational excited states**

Statistical Mechanics

**number of ways of putting n things in N boxes****entropy of N oscillators with n energy units****sharing energy between 2 groups of oscillators to reach equilibrium temperature****match statistical model to classical Einstein solid****freeze out a degree of freedom at low temperature****find the chemical potential of a group of oscillators**