Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics (GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) Physics): Questions 10 - 13 of 79

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Question number: 10

» Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics » Degenerate Fermi Gas

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Given that the Fermi energy of gold is Equation , the number density of electrons is ________ Equation (up to one decimal place)

(Mass of electron Equation )

Question number: 11

» Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics » Free Energy

Appeared in Year: 2016

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For a system at constant temperature and volume, which of the following statements is correct at equilibrium?

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Choice (4) Response

a.

The Gibbs free energy attains a local minimum.

b.

The Helmholtz free energy attains a local minimum.

c.

The Helmholtz free energy attains a local maximum.

d.

The Gibbs free energy attains a local maximum.

Question number: 12

» Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics » Black-Body Radiation and Planck's Distribution Law

Appeared in Year: 2015

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For a black body radiation in a cavity, photons are created and annihilated freely as a result of emission and absorption by the walls of the cavity. This is because –

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Photons are spin – 1 particle

b.

The chemical potential of the photons is zero

c.

Photons obey Pauli exclusion principle

d.

The entropy of the photons is very large.

Question number: 13

» Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics » Bose-Einstein Condensation

Appeared in Year: 2015

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In Bose – Einstein condensates, the particles –

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Choice (4) Response

a.

Have overlapping wave functions

b.

Condense in real space

c.

Have large and positive chemical potential

d.

Have strong inter – particle attraction

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