Todd M. Hamilton
Conventional Entropies and the Third Law of Thermodynamics JCE
Theresa Julia Zielinski, Monmouth University
Todd M. Hamilton, Georgetown College
After fitting a polynomial to heat capacity as a function of temperature data, students calculate the standard molar third law entropy for a solid, a liquid, and a gas.
Symbolic Math Approach To Solve Particle-in-the-Box and H-Atom Problems JCE
Todd M. Hamilton, Georgetown College
After practicing with the particle-in-a-box problem, students solve the H atom symbolically using the derivatives feature in MathCad. The result is an expression for the energy levels of the hydrogen atom. Students will also prove that the radial part of the wavefunction is normalized and explore the concept of an orbital.