Centrifugal potentialThermal and Statistical Physics 2020
A circular cylinder of radius \(R\)
rotates about the long axis with angular velocity \(\omega\). The
cylinder contains an ideal gas of atoms of mass \(M\) at temperature
\(T\). Find an expression for the dependence of the concentration
\(n(r)\) on the radial distance \(r\) from the axis, in terms of
\(n(0)\) on the axis. Take \(\mu\) as for an ideal gas.