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**Equipartition Theory**

I need some help with a gas problem concerning statements about this theory.

Here are the statements: (we have to decide if they are true or false)

1. The Equipartition Theorem implies that \avg{v_x^2}=\avg{v_y^2}.

2. \avg{v_x^2}=\avg{v_y^2} owing to inelastic collisions between the gas molecules.

3. With just one particle in the container, the pressure on the wall (at x = L_x) is independent of L_y and L_z.

4. With just one particle in the container, the average force exerted on the particle by the wall (at x = L_x) is independent of L_y and L_z.

I guessed t,f,t,t. That was wrong.

I have no idea about this, my book doesn't cover it, not lectured on.

Can anyone help me?

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