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bilha nissenson

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If a system in equilibrium can be in one of N states, then the probability of the system having an energy En is (1/Q) e-En/κT

Q is the partition function.

I have looked it up in some books, and did not find a real derivation; perhaps the derivation is too complicated? I am wondering if Boltzmann was the first to derive it, and if his derivation is correct, or it was revised since then?