The Entropy of Lead©
George L. Hardgrove
Chemistry Department
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
mail to: hardgrov@stolaf.edu



Abstract
These files present the determination of the third law entropy of lead using numerical methods, i.e. the trapezoid rule. This is an excellent example of the use of a numerical method learned by students in calculus classes. The documents permit students to explore the method in a chemistry rich context. Exercises included in the documents extend student skills and reinforce the lesson in an efficient manner. Prerequisites include basic calculus and basic Mathcad or Mathematica skills. The material would be useful for students studying thermochemistry in first year course in thermodynamics.
Keywords
Audiences: Upper-Division Undergraduate
Pedagogies: Computer-Based Learning
Domains: Physical Chemistry
Topics: Mathematics / Symbolic Mathematics, Thermodynamics
Documents
File NameDescriptionSoftware TypeSoftware Version
cppbins.mcd Student Instructions
cppbins2001i.mcd Student Instructions. Requires Mathcad 2001i Mathcad 2001i
cppbrun.mcd Computational Document
cppbrun2001i.mcd Computational Document requires Mathcad 2001i Mathcad 2001i
cplead.prn Cp vs. Temperature data prn file
cppbrun.nb Mathematica Computational Document Mathematica
cplead.nb Computational file Mathematica
cplead.dat Computational file
cppbins.pdf Read-Only Document
cppbrun.pdf Read-Only Document
cppbrun2001i.pdf Read-Only Document for Mathcad 2001i
cppbrun-nb.pdf Read-Only Document for Mathematica
Comments to: George Hardgrove at hardgrov@stolaf.edu
©Copyright George Hardgrove, 1996. All rights reserved. You are welcome to use this document in your own classes but commercial use is not allowed without the permission of the author.