## Degeneracy

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

Nico Edgar 4L
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### Degeneracy

What exactly is degeneracy and how does it differ from entropy??

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### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy and entropy are directly related concepts by the Boltzmann equation S=kBlnW. As degeneracy (W) increase, so will entropy. Degeneracy is just a more solid and concrete value, because it is the number of possible states that some particle can be in. Entropy is just a manipulation of this number through the Boltzmann equation.

Sapna Ramappa 1J
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### Re: Degeneracy

Degeneracy is more about the number of different arrangements for the particles, whereas entropy is the chaos which is largely dependent on degeneracy.