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    Find the specific heat capacity, for the following:
    (a) An ideal diatomic gas undergoing rotation with no vibrations

    (b) An ideal diatomic gas undergoing rotation with radial vibrations.

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    Find the specific heat capacity, for the following:
    (a) An ideal diatomic gas undergoing rotation with no vibrations

    (b) An ideal diatomic gas undergoing rotation with radial vibrations.

    (a) We choose the z axis as the axis of rotation and as the angular coordinate about z.
    Using Lagrangian mechanics and as our general coordinate. The kinetic energy T is:

    So our Hamiltonian is:

    We now look for eigenstates of the angular momentum squared quantum ...

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    The specific heat of diatomic gas rotations are discussed.

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