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Postby Anika_Patel_1G » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:10 pm

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?

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Re: degeneracy

Postby Mishta Stanislaus 1H » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:30 pm

This discussion helped me understand degeneracy a lot better,

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Re: degeneracy

Postby Lourick Bustamante 1B » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:46 pm

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?

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Re: degeneracy

Postby Alexandria Weinberger » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:24 pm

I am having trouble understanding degeneracy and micro states as well

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