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Boltzmann Equation

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:27 pm
by Jasleen Kahlon
I'm a little confused as to what exactly the Boltzmann equation is trying to explain in terms of entropy. When is it usually applied?

Re: Boltzmann Equation

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:42 pm
by Kaylee Sepulveda 4G
Boltzmann's equation is an equation relating the entropy S of an ideal gas to the quantity W, the number of real microstates corresponding to the gas' macrostate: S = kB ln W
where kB is the Boltzmann constant (also written as simply k) and equal to 1.38 × 10−23 J/K.

Re: Boltzmann Equation

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:42 pm
by Adam Kramer 1A
The Boltzmann equation relates microstates of a system to a macroscopic quantity called entropy. It measures the possible microstates to give a quantity of the entropy of a system.