by Daniel V. Schroeder, Department of Physics, Weber State University

Printed version, originally published in January 2001

Here is a list of known substantive errors in the original version of the solution manual. I apologize that I’ve lost track of who first brought some of these errors to my attention. All of these errors (and other less substantive errors) have been corrected in the 2016 online version of the solution manual, available to instructors through the publisher’s web site. If you find errors in the online version, please contact me at .

- Page 8. In the second displayed equation, within the big parentheses,
the denominators of the second and third terms should be inverted to obtain
(V/n) and (V/n)
^{2}, respectively. (Thanks to G. Wiegerinck; posted 10/9/02.) - Page 16. About 9 lines from the bottom of the page, the calligraphic
*N*in the equation*U*=*NkT*/2 should be replaced by a normal*N*multiplied by*f*. (Posted 1/27/06.) - Page 44. About six lines from the top of the page, the expression (1 - b/a) should be (1 + b/a) in both places (inside the logarithms). (Thanks to B. Blakie; Posted 1/9/13.)
- Page 44. Just below the middle of the page, where it says "50 ln 50 = 50", the = sign should be a minus sign. (Posted 1/9/13.)
- Page 74. In the last displayed equation for part (f), somewhat below the middle of the page, the fraction kT/epsilon should be inverted: epsilon/kT. (Posted 2/11/13.)
- Page 107. In the next-to-last line, the subscripts on the partial derivative should be N and T, not N and P. (Thanks to J. Lockhart; posted 3/19/01.)
- Page 126. The labels "Steam" and "Water" in the phase diagram should be interchanged. (Thanks to J. Lockhart; posted 3/26/01.)
- Page 162. Near the top of the page, the line pertaining to methane should not have a 2 in the final term. (Posted 1/9/13.)
- Page 162. In the last displayed equation on the page, the numbers after the second equals sign should read "-46.3 +/- 106.8 = 153.1 or 60.5." This correction then propagates through the text just below: 50 becomes 60, 150 becomes 180, 200 becomes 160, and the final computation becomes 160/(2x60) = 4/3; the fraction 2/3 therefore becomes 4/7. (Thanks to A. Gavrin; posted 4/26/04.)
- Page 171. In the last displayed equation on the page, in the first exponent, 10.2/.862 should be 10.2/.819. (Thanks to J. Lockhart; posted 1/24/03.)
- Page 187. Please delete the extraneous = sign after first summation symbol, in the displayed equation at the middle of the page. (Thanks to J. Lockhart; posted 1/24/03.)
- Pages 191-194. The symbol
*P*(script capital P) should be changed to*D*in the solutions to Problems 6.36, 6.38, and 6.41. (Thanks to J. Lockhart; posted 4/25/01.) - Page 197. A few lines below the top of the page, in the numerical value of Boltzmann's constant, the exponent -5 should, of course, be attached to a missing factor of 10. (Posted 1/9/13.)
- Page 208. Near the middle of the page, the ratio 10/55 is equal to 18%, not 10%. (Thanks to L. Cominsky; posted 1/17/01.)
- Page 211. At the end of the third line, the number .054 should be .034. (Posted 1/9/13.)
- Page 215. The solution to Problem 7.18 should include a plot of the final expression.
- Page 259. In the last expression of the displayed equation in part (b), the factor of
pi
^{6}in the denominator should be pi^{2}. This change should also be made in the similar expressions that occur in the two displayed equations in part (c) lower on the page. In the last equation on the page, the factor of c^{6}in the numerator should also be changed to c^{4}. Back in part (b), just below the displayed equation, the numerical answers 9 x 10^{-31}and 6 x 10^{-12}should both be increased by a factor of 100, so the exponents become -29 and -10, respectively. The number of photons emitted per second is approximately 40, not less than 1 as claimed. Amazingly, the numerical value of H given at the bottom of the page is correct, as are the further calculations on the following page. (Thanks to M. Davis; posted 7/23/04.) - Page 331. At the end of the last equation on the page, the exponent should be -10, not +10. (Posted 3/30/03.)
- Page 332. In the last line on the page, the exponent 125 should be 95. (Posted 1/9/13.)
- Page 339. Near the middle of the page, at the end of part (a), Gamma(2/3) should be Gamma(3/2). (Posted 1/9/13.)

*Last modified on September 30, 2016.*