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dc.contributor.authorBadoian, Marion Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-21T14:45:44Z
dc.date.available2017-12-21T14:45:44Z
dc.date.issued1962
dc.date.submitted1962
dc.identifier.otherb14563903
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/25987
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston University
dc.description.abstractIn the study of general physics, many problems arise in which the process which takes place is such that the energy delivered to a system is equally divided between the energy stored, and later available for work, and the energy dissipated by the system. This paper constitutes a rather detailed analysis of three of these many processes and an attempt, through the examination of the characteristics of the processes, to develop an underlying physical theorem, or extend an existing theorem that would govern these characteristics. Particular emphasis was placed on the Virial Theorem, on the classical equipartition of energy law, and on the Rayleigh dissipation function in relation to the problems of: a satellite moving in an inverse square central force field and encountering a dissipative medium, a condenser being charged from a constant source of emf through an arbitrary resistor, and a capacitor whose plates are being filled with a dielectric while it is held at constant potential. None of these theorems could be extended to cover all the problems, and a new theorem was not developed.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston University
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.
dc.titleDissipation and energy equipartition
dc.typeThesis/Dissertation
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts
etd.degree.levelmasters
etd.degree.disciplinePhysics
etd.degree.grantorBoston University


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