Relationship Between Degeneracy and Entropy

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KaylaH
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Relationship Between Degeneracy and Entropy

Postby KaylaH » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:44 pm

I get the individual definitions of Degeneracy and Entropy, but what is the significance of their relationship with one another?

Leena Tran 2K
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Re: Relationship Between Degeneracy and Entropy

Postby Leena Tran 2K » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:51 pm

Entropy can be seen as the a measure of the randomness of a system, as the system can be in one of multiple possible states. Relating to this, degeneracy (W) is the number of ways in which a given energy state can be achieved. In other words, it is the number of possible microstates, which all have the same energy.


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