## Work vs Degeneracy

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Olivia Young 1A
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### Work vs Degeneracy

Is there a relationship between work and degeneracy because they both use the same variable, w, or is this just a coincidence?

Cole Elsner 2J
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### Re: Work vs Degeneracy

Work is a lower case w and degeneracy is a capital W. They appear to be separate from each other, and not have much influence on one another. (I may be wrong about that, but w and W are still different)

Rimsha Hussaini 1A
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### Re: Work vs Degeneracy

Degeneracy and work are two different concepts. As we learned in lecture, degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state for particles like electrons. Work has to do with how energy enters or leaves a system. They simply share the letter that denotes them, though degeneracy is a captial "W" and work is a lower case "w".