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## thermodynamics

### (3 points)3. Series 37. Year - 1. it's too dry in here

Danka has a humidifier in her dorm room, which evaporates water from its boiling point to create warm steam. The device can hold a maximum of $V = 3,8 \mathrm{l}$ of water, which it uses up in $t = 24 \mathrm{h}$. What is its efficiency, i.e., what fraction of the energy drawn from the electrical grid it uses to convert the water to steam? The input power of the humidifier is $P = 260 \mathrm{W}$, and Danka put water at $T_0 = 20 \mathrm{\C }$ inside. All the necessary properties of water can be looked up.

### (5 points)3. Series 37. Year - 3. randomly you get further

In the microworld of cells, there are two types of transport: transport by *free diffusion*, also known as *Brownian motion* where the motion uses the energy of the environment directly. The second type, so-called *active transport*, requires, among other things, a motor protein moving at a constant speed along the cytoskeletal filament. Consider the typical value of the diffusion constant $D \approx 10^{-9} cm^2.s^{-1}$ and the rate of active transport speed $u\approx 10^{-6} m.s^{-1}$. For which distances is the Brownian motion more time efficient than the active transport? Assume that the transport is happening in only one direction.

### (12 points)3. Series 37. Year - E. acoustic thermometer

Attach a string at two points at a fixed distance $L$ and ensure it is always taut during measurement. Determine the dependence of the fundamental frequency of its oscillations on temperature.

### (10 points)1. Series 37. Year - 5. cold water immersion in the summer

In the winter, Matěj found a $0{,}5 \mathrm{m^3}$ bale of polystyrene and decided to use it. He made a cube-shaped box out of it. Then he cut the ice from a frozen pond, which he stored in the polystyrene cube in the cellar, where the temperature is constant $9{} \mathrm{\C }$. How big should Matěj make the cube so that he has the largest amount of ice left in it after half a year? And how many kilograms of ice will he have left? Suppose that the ice from the pond has a temperature of exactly $0{} \mathrm{\C }$. Ignore the volume of polystyrene used for the edges of the cube.

**Hint::** The thermal conductivity coefficient is the easiest parameter of polystyrene to find.

Matěj borrowed a bundle of polystyrene from the building.

### (10 points)1. Series 37. Year - P. rocket

Using current technology, how much fuel would it take to carry an object of mass $m=1 \mathrm{kg}$ into low Earth orbit?

### (9 points)6. Series 36. Year - 5. gadolinium sphere

What is the smallest amount of gadolinium $148$ needed to put together to cause local melting from the heat generated by its nuclear decay? Assume that only $\alpha $ decays take place and the material is at room temperature in the air.

Karel was thinking about elements, but Matěj Rz. changed that.

### (10 points)6. Series 36. Year - P. Earth at full throttle

Estimate the upper limit of work that can be done on Earth over the long term. The planet must remain habitable and, if possible, with the same climate for future generations.

Jáchym's laptop is overheating.

### (3 points)3. Series 36. Year - 2. heating in the cottage

The FYKOS-bird arrived at his cottage in the middle of winter with only $T_1 = 12 \mathrm{\C }$ indoors. So he lit a fire in the fireplace by using wood of heating value $Q_0 = 14{,}23 \mathrm{MJ\cdot kg^{-1}}$. How much wood does he need to burn to heat the air inside to $T_2 = 20 \mathrm{\C }$? The cottage is in the shape of a rectangular cuboid with dimensions $a = 6 \mathrm{m}$, $b = 8 \mathrm{m}$ and $c = 3 \mathrm{m}$. A roof is in the shape of an irregular recumbent triangular prism with a height of $v = 1{,}5 \mathrm{m}$, the upper edge of which is the axis of the cottage layout. The air occupies $87 \mathrm{\%}$ of the volume of the cottage and its specific heat capacity is $c_v = 1 \mathrm{007 J\cdot kg^{-1}\cdot K^{-1}}$. Does the result match the expectation? Discuss the simplicity of the model used.

Danka gets cold at the cottage.

### (10 points)2. Series 36. Year - P. planetary atmosphere

What parameters does a planet need to have to keep its atmosphere comparable to the Earth? What conditions are essential for the planet to gain such an atmosphere?

Karel has remembered a task.

### (6 points)1. Series 36. Year - 3. canning jam

A cylindrical jar made of glass has a height $h = 7,0 \mathrm{cm}$ and an inner radius $r = 2,5 \mathrm{cm}$. We pour hot apricot jam at temperature $T_0 = 80 \mathrm{\C }$ into the jar, we close the lid and let it cool down. Note that we didn't fill the jar to the top, but left some air between the jam and the lid. If a force of at least $F = 4 \mathrm{N}$ is applied, a sound is heard as the lid suddenly incurves. We heard this sound $t\_i = 30 \mathrm{min}$ after the jar had been closed. If jam hardens at temperature $T\_h = 60 \mathrm{\C }$, was it to be already hard when the lid incurved?

**Bonus:** How long after closing the jar will the jam harden? Assume that the temperature is evenly distributed throughout the jar and that the cooling rate only depends on the difference in temperatures of the jar and its surroundings $T\_{s} = 25 \mathrm{\C }$.

Jarda's apricot trees froze this year and he dreams about last year yield.