# PHZ 3113 Fall 2011 — Practice Exam 1 Instructions: ```PHZ 3113 Fall 2011 — Practice Exam 1
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Instructions: Attempt all five questions. The maximum possible credit for each question
is shown in square brackets. Please try to write your solution neatly and legibly.
You will receive credit only for knowledge and understanding that you demonstrate in
your written solutions. It is in your best interest to write down something relevant for every
question, even if you can’t provide a complete answer. To maximize your score, you should
briefly explain your reasoning and show all working. Give all final algebraic answers in terms
of variables defined in the problem.
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1. [20 points] Expand x/(ex − 1) to order x2 for 0 &lt; x 1.
2. [20 points] The equation of state for a van der Waals gas is
a
p + 2 (v − b) = RT,
v
where a, b, and R are constants. Consider two experiments on such a gas confined
to a cylinder where you may control the pressure p, the molar volume v, and/or the
absolute temperature T .
(a) Find (∂v/∂p)T .
(b) Find (∂v/∂T )p .
3. [20 points] Evaluate the integral
Z
0
Z
π
dy
y
π
dx
sin x
.
x
4. [20 points] Use the method of Lagrange multipliers to find a minimum of the function
f = 1/x + 4/y + 9/z among points lying on the plane x + y + z = 12. Choose a solution
where x, y, z &gt; 0.
5. [20 points] If ∇ &middot; A = 0 and ∇ &middot; B = 0, show that
∇ &times; (A &times; B) = (B &middot; ∇)A − (A &middot; ∇)B.
The following are problems of similar difficulty to those above and might have appeared
6. [20 points] Calculate the intervals of convergence of the series
∞
∞
X
X
(nx)n
xn
(a)
,
(b)
.
2+1
n!
n
n=1
n=1
7. [20 points] Change variables using x = u + v, y = u − v to rewrite
∂2f
∂ 2f
− 2 =1
∂x2
∂y
in terms of u and v. Do not attempt to solve the equation.
p
8. [20 points] Suppose that v = 4yx̂ + xŷ + 2zẑ and f (x, y, z) = 1/ x2 + y 2 + z 2 .
(a) Find ∇ &times; v.
(b) Evaluate ∇f and ∇2 f .
Acknowledgment: This practice exam was adapted from one provided by Prof. Peter
Hirschfeld.
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