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Homework Help: Einstein Solid problem

  1. Feb 22, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    For an einstein solid with four oscillators and two unites of energy, represent each possible microstate as a series of dots and vertical lines.

    2. Relevant equations
    no relevant equations
    3. The attempt at a solution

    I won't list all my microstates, just a couple of microstates .


    microstate: 2 0 0 0 => ..|||
    microstate: 1 0 1 0 => .|.|
    microstate: 0 2 0 0 ==> |..||

    did I represent the microstates, which were suppose to be represented by dots and vertical lines correctly
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 22, 2009 #2
    Your doing it correctly. Just make sure you get all possible combinations. In other words, your table should have [tex]\Omega(4, 2) = \left(\stackrel{5}{2}\right)[/tex] rows, all with different configurations.
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