Equipartition of energy states that each degree of freedom contributes an amount of K to each molecule equal to (1/2)(k_b)T.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I wrote:

K = (D/2)(k_b) T, where D is the number of degrees of freedom.

Is this correct? Because if it is, then does it mean that K is proportional to both D and T?

In other words, for two cases where Temperature is the same, the value of D dictates its temperature.

Thank you.

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Well actually, I'm more concerned with the fact that according to that equation, two objects can have the same temperature and yet, a different K value; because of a different D.

Lemme know if you don't understand; I'll try rewording.

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# Homework Help: Equipartition of energy

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