Calculating the Number of Orientations Mathematically

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Calculating the Number of Orientations Mathematically

Postby Meigan Wu 2E » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:25 pm

How do we calculate the number of possible orientations or states mathematically when finding the degeneracy? In other words, if degeneracy W = x^(n), where x= number of possible orientations or states and n= # of particles, how do we mathematically find x?

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Re: Calculating the Number of Orientations Mathematically

Postby 405161024 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:36 pm

I don't think we would be asked that unless W was a perfect square or something like that... like if you were given W=16 you could say x^n=4^2


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