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MTE 2 and S1 , S2 , S3, S4 .

MTE3 and S1 , S2 , S3, S4.

2003 Stat Mech Final Exam Pages: Q1, Q2, Q3; and Solutions S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S9.

**Johannes D. van der Waals**, Nobel
Lecture 1910,

where
you may read about "the broad outlines of my equation of state and how
I arrived at it"

and find
the statement "It is great pleasure for me that an increasing number of
younger physicists

find the
inspiration for their work in studies and contemplations of the molecular
theory".

Work extracted from a single heat bath? Do you believe it?

Check it out: *"Extracting Work from a Single Heat Bath via Vanishing
Quantum Coherence"* ,

*
Science* __299__ (2003) 862-864.

Debate on *"A Fresh Take on Disorder, or Disorderly Science"*,
by A. Cho, * Science*, News Focus, 23 Aug. 2002, p. 1268

rages with 3

http://stp.clarku.edu/
is not presently maintained but has some useful information.

No Thaw Flaw in the
Third Law!
"Data Reduction and Error Analysis for the Physical Sciences", 2nd. edition,

P.R. Bevington and D.K. Robinson (McGraw-Hill, 1992).

Simple comments about "temperature" and entropy of granular materials, as motived the the research article:

H.A. Makse and J. Kurchan,

For a comment on the usefulness of numbering equations, see

also reprinted in

by N. David Mermin (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990).

"Great reading! Great graduation gift idea! Take it down the Sawannee River!" -- MWM

Life arrived on Earth from an asteroid? "Thermodyanmically not possible?!" -- MWM

But consider:

can tolerate tremendous pressures (found at depths more than 2000 ft. in ocean vents,

"eats" iron sulfides and magnetite to oxidize the Fe

known to survive high does of radiation.

(Undated notes supplied to MWM from ALP to suggest plausibility for the idea.)

the "lay discussion" about this paper

J. Couzin,

Non-blackbody radiation?

Ultracold Matter, at least from the laser cooling viewpoint:

see the

BEC "Video Games", see http://www.colorado.edu/physics/2000/index.pl

Information Theory and Entropy? see

J. Machta,