Calculate degeneracy

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

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Calculate degeneracy

How can I calculate degeneracy (w), how is the volume related to degeneracy?

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Re: Calculate degeneracy

degeneracy is the number of positions a molecule can have raised to the number of molecules/particles in the object you're looking at.
the ratio of the change in volume is equal to the change in degeneracy, so if you double the volume the ratio of degeneracy would be 2:1 (final degeneracy over initial degeneracy), i think.

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