Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

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Marni Kahn 1A
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Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:59 am

Are we responsible for knowing how to calculate A, or will the value be given to us?

Rita Chen 1B
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Re: Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Postby Rita Chen 1B » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:13 pm

I think it would be given because he didn't really say we really needed to know it?

Tai Metzger 3K
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Re: Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Postby Tai Metzger 3K » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:15 pm

It would not be possible for us to calculate A, however we could compare A for different collisions. For example, the collision of two H atoms would have a higher A than a more complex collision.

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Re: Calculation for pre-exponential factor A

Postby Qiu Ya Wu 4I » Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:57 pm

Even though the assigned reading goes into this calculation in-depth, I doubt that we will have to know how to calculate it as he hasn't gone over it in lecture and there have been no homework problems that deal with the topic.


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