Distribution


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Ethan Vuong 3G
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Distribution

Postby Ethan Vuong 3G » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi I am confused as to why the microstates of different distributions are important to calculating w. Does this relate to using log properties?

Abigail Yap 2K
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Re: Distribution

Postby Abigail Yap 2K » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:01 am

It is important to consider the different possible microstates when determining degeneracy (w) because degeneracy is defined as the number of different arrangements that allow for a given energy state.

Katie Blann 1E
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Re: Distribution

Postby Katie Blann 1E » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:38 pm

Can someone explain microstates to me further?

Rachel Brown 3A
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Re: Distribution

Postby Rachel Brown 3A » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:43 pm

Each distribution of the energy at the molecular level characterizes a microstate of the system. The entropy is measure of the number of microstates that are accessible at given total energy.


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