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Jina Kwon
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Microstates

Postby Jina Kwon » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:49 am

I'm a little confused on the concept of microstates

Aliya Jain 2B
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Re: Microstates

Postby Aliya Jain 2B » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:02 pm

I think a microstate is the way in we can arrange the energy of a system and as the amount of atoms in the system increases, the amount of possible microstates also increases. Knowing this value helps calculate entropy.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Microstates

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:13 pm

Adding on to the comment above, an increased value of microstates results in more disorder is a system, therefore increasing the value of entropy.

Maya Pakulski 1D
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Re: Microstates

Postby Maya Pakulski 1D » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:41 pm

When calculating for the micro states what number do we raise to the n?

Naji Sarsam 1F
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Re: Microstates

Postby Naji Sarsam 1F » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:48 pm

If there are two possible options for a microstate, then W = 2^N where N is the number of atoms

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Re: Microstates

Postby Naji Sarsam 1F » Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:49 pm

If there are two possible options for a microstate, then W = 2^N where N is the number of atoms


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