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Homework Help: Chain of atoms in 1D

  1. Nov 30, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The system is a chain of atoms in 1D length L and number of atoms N. and
    [tex] \epsilon_k=\hbar c_s k [/tex]
    a) What is the density of states?
    b)The number of states that can be occupied (use boundary conditions)
    c) Determine w_d(I think this is the debye frequency) in terms of N,L,k

    3. The attempt at a solution
    A. For the density of states I determined dk/(2pi) then changed variables to energy.
    [tex] \frac{1}{c_s\hbar 2\pi} [/tex]

    B. From the state density using boundary conditions I really don't have a good idea of how to find the number of occupied states. I think I should start with my solution from part A but I can't seem to make the connection between the physical boundary conditions and occupation.

    C. Again I am quite stuck
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 5, 2015 #2
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