# Einstein Solid problem

1. Feb 22, 2009

### pentazoid

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 .

N=4
q=2

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. Feb 22, 2009

### Conor_McF

Your doing it correctly. Just make sure you get all possible combinations. In other words, your table should have $$\Omega(4, 2) = \left(\stackrel{5}{2}\right)$$ rows, all with different configurations.