## what does W stand for in S=klnW

Boltzmann Equation for Entropy: $S = k_{B} \ln W$

cristiancampana 2H
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### what does W stand for in S=klnW

This may seem dumb but i need a refresher

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### Re: what does W stand for in S=klnW

W stands for the number of ways that the atoms/molecules in a sample can be arranged and give the same total energy. Quantitatively, W = (# of micro-states)(# of particles in the system). A micro-state is just a different way of arranging the atoms. So, in example 9.7 on page 331, C-O is one micro-state and O-C would be another micro-state.

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### Re: what does W stand for in S=klnW

W=degeneracy=(# of states)^(# of particles)

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### Re: what does W stand for in S=klnW

It is the degeneracy.

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