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Equipartition theorem

  1. Mar 25, 2013 #1
    show that
    [tex]< \frac{mv_{x}^{2}}{2}> \equiv s\int_{-\infty }^{\infty} \frac{mv_{x}^{2}}{2} \rho (v_{x}) dv_{x}=\frac{k_{B}T}{2}[/tex]

    im stuck
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
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  3. Mar 29, 2013 #2
    Plug in the expression for ρ(vx) inside the integral and then actually calculate the integral, or look it up in a table of integrals.
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