Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:38 pm
What exactly is degeneracy? I am confused on what it is and how it applies to thermodynamics. Why can't it be found exactly?
Created by Dr. Laurence Lavelle
"In quantum mechanics, an energy level is said to be degenerate if it corresponds to two or more different measurable states of a quantum system. Conversely, two or more different states of a quantum mechanical system are said to be degenerate if they give the same value of energy upon measurement."