## Calculating the Number of Orientations Mathematically

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

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### Calculating the Number of Orientations Mathematically

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

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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