## Bose gas specific heat above condensation temperature

Posted by peeterjoot on May 9, 2013

## Question: Bose gas specific heat above condensation temperature ([1] section 7.1.37)

Equation 7.1.33 provides a relation for specific heat

Fill in the details showing how this can be used to find

## Answer

With

we have for constant

From the series expansion

we have

Taken together we have

or

We are now ready to evaluate the derivative and find the specific heat

This is the desired result.

# References

[1] RK Pathria. *Statistical mechanics*. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, UK, 1996.

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