|Apr17-07, 10:40 PM||#1|
Help with Stat Mech HW
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Consider a two level system where the ground state is doubly degenerate and the exited state of energy E is four fold degenerate. Write down the partition function and mathematical expressions for the populations of the two levels.
2. Relevant equations
ni = N(e-E/kt)/z
ni = NPi
where N is total number of molecules, P is probability, E is energy, k is boltzman constant
3. The attempt at a solution
Ok I dont really need any form of solution for this question I just needed clarification. It is asking me for the expresssions for the population of the two levels. I am getting counfused about if it is asking me for the number of molecules in each level or is it asking for the probability.
Thanks in advance
|Apr17-07, 11:46 PM||#2|
write the answer in terms of n_i/N=Pi, the probability or the fraction of molecules.
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