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Derivation of number of quantum states

  1. Jan 14, 2016 #1

    I recently saw a derivation that included:

    [1] #CS = V_spatial * V_momentum

    [2] #QS = #CS/h

    (where # indicates it's the total number of the variable)

    quantum states = QS; classical states = CS; h is Planck's constant

    If possible, do you mind explaining or directing me to references that explain how [2] is derived and makes sense?
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  3. Jan 15, 2016 #2


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