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Boltzmann equation

  1. Jul 14, 2015 #1
    There was an equation I saw before and I think it pertains to Boltzmann and thermodynamics. I think it describes the entropy of a system. From what I can remember, it involves the symbol omega to denote micro states, k for a constant, and a logarithm somewhere. Anyways, hopefully some one knows which equation I'm talking about. Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 14, 2015 #2

    ShayanJ

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  4. Jul 14, 2015 #3
    Yes, what does the equation you posted mean exactly? So is that equation describing and explaining?
     
  5. Jul 14, 2015 #4
    I might to say, what is that equation explaining and describing?
     
  6. Jul 14, 2015 #5

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    S is entropy which is usually said to be a measure of disorder in the system. The above equation just quantifies this definition in terms of the number of microstate which all correspond to a single macrostate.
     
  7. Jul 14, 2015 #6
    Now how would you define a micro state? Would it be like the number of ways tiny particles can arrange themselves?
     
  8. Jul 14, 2015 #7

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    See here!
     
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