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 pentazoid Feb22-09 11:49 AM

Einstein Solid problem

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

For an einstein solid with four oscillators and two unites of energy, represent each possible microstate as a series of dots and vertical lines.

2. Relevant equations
no relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution

I won't list all my microstates, just a couple of microstates .

N=4
q=2

microstate: 2 0 0 0 => ..|||
microstate: 1 0 1 0 => .|.|
microstate: 0 2 0 0 ==> |..||

did I represent the microstates, which were suppose to be represented by dots and vertical lines correctly

 Conor_McF Feb22-09 01:19 PM

Re: Einstein Solid problem

Your doing it correctly. Just make sure you get all possible combinations. In other words, your table should have $$\Omega(4, 2) = \left(\stackrel{5}{2}\right)$$ rows, all with different configurations.

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