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ng1D
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Microstates

Postby ng1D » Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:38 pm

What is the relationship between microstates and degeneracy? Are they the same thing or are the number of microstates related to degeneracy?

Nathan Rothschild_2D
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Re: Microstates

Postby Nathan Rothschild_2D » Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:39 pm

They are not the same thing, just related
W=X^n
Where W= Degeneracy, X=the number if possible microstates, n=number of available particles

Alan Cornejo 1a
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Re: Microstates

Postby Alan Cornejo 1a » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:15 pm

Nathan Rothschild_2D wrote:They are not the same thing, just related
W=X^n
Where W= Degeneracy, X=the number if possible microstates, n=number of available particles


This is correct, they are two distinct things but they can be related with an equation

Janet Nguy 2C
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Re: Microstates

Postby Janet Nguy 2C » Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:09 pm

Like what was said, degeneracy is related to microstates by the equation W = X^n; this is just because degeneracy describes all of the possible positions that a particle can exist in, so intuitively you would take the # of microstates to the power of the # of particles there are.

SVajragiri_1C
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Re: Microstates

Postby SVajragiri_1C » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:37 pm

Degeneracy is exponentially related to microstates.


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