## degeneracy

$\Delta S = \frac{q_{rev}}{T}$

Anika_Patel_1G
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### degeneracy

I am a little confused about how to find the number of degeneracies for a gas and what the degeneracy really is. How do we calculate this value and what does it have to do with the second law of thermodynamics?

Mishta Stanislaus 1H
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### Re: degeneracy

This discussion helped me understand degeneracy a lot better,
viewtopic.php?t=9912

Lourick Bustamante 1B
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### Re: degeneracy

I know Prof. Lavelle stated that degeneracy is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state, and then connects it to the entropy through the Boltzman Equation which is S = klnW. So is that how we find it? If we use entropy to find degeneracy?

Alexandria Weinberger
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### Re: degeneracy

I am having trouble understanding degeneracy and micro states as well