Work vs Degeneracy


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Olivia Young 1A
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Work vs Degeneracy

Postby Olivia Young 1A » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:22 am

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

Postby Cole Elsner 2J » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:27 am

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

Postby Rimsha Hussaini 1A » Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:07 pm

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".

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