Boltzmann Equation for Entropy:

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Postby Hector Acosta Discussion 1H » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 pm

What is the formula to find the degeneracy of something?

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby joycelee1A » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:54 pm

Degeneracy is the number of ways a given energy state can be achieved. I think one way is you can raise the number of states possible to the number of atoms. So if there were 2 states possible and 3 atoms, it would be 2^3.

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Re: Degeneracy

Postby Katelyn 2E » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:49 pm

In lecture, we learned that degeneracy, W, is the number of ways of achieving a given energy state. W would be equal to the (number of microstates) ^ (number of particles in the system). To relate it to entropy, you would use the Boltzmann formula: S = kb(lnW).

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