Equipartition Theorem

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Annie Lieu-1H
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Equipartition Theorem

Postby Annie Lieu-1H » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi could someone please explain in simple terms the equipartition theorem and how we would use it in calculations..

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mayasinha1B
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Re: Equipartition Theorem

Postby mayasinha1B » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:01 pm

The equipartition theorem states that energy is shared equally amongst all energetically accessible
degrees of freedom of a system. The application that I can think of is calculating degeneracy and assuming energy is equally distributed. I don't think we learned any ways of using this in a calculation.


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