### Boltzmann Equation

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**Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:02 pm**How do we know when to use the Boltzmann Equation?

Created by Dr. Laurence Lavelle

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Posted: **Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:02 pm**

How do we know when to use the Boltzmann Equation?

Posted: **Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:27 pm**

A usual tip off to use the boltzman's equation is that they talk about micro states or state spaces. The midterm problem described the state spaces of nanoparticles.

Posted: **Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:28 pm**

Use the Boltzmann equation whenever microstates is mentioned to calculate the changes in Entropy.

Posted: **Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:23 pm**

Like said above, microstates and talk about degeneracy should indicate that the Boltzmann equation would be at play.