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Boltzmann's constant

  1. Sep 2, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Using h=6.6E23, show that k (Boltzmann constant) = 0.71 cm-1 deg-1? (




    2. Relevant equations

    E = kT
    E = hv

    ...?

    3. The attempt at a solution
    The only approach I can think of is:

    1. E = hv
    2. kT = hv
    3. k = hv/T
    4. Since v = c/lambda, k = hc/(lambda)T

    But, I am stuck at the step above...
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 2, 2013 #2
    h=6.6E23
    sure
    ??
     
  4. Sep 2, 2013 #3
    I believe it's

    [tex]E = kT = hf = (hc)/\lambda[/tex]
    then
    [tex]1/(T\lambda)=k/(hc)[/tex]
     
  5. Sep 2, 2013 #4
    E-34, my bad
     
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