Degeneracy


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Nico Edgar 4L
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Degeneracy

Postby Nico Edgar 4L » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:26 pm

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

Adam Vuilleumier 2K
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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Adam Vuilleumier 2K » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:30 pm

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

Postby Sapna Ramappa 1J » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:36 pm

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


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