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Homework Help: Find Tmin for J=1 to J=0 and J=2 to J=1

  1. Apr 24, 2013 #1
    1. Find Tmin (minimun temp) for J=1→J=0 and J=2→J=1

    2. I was given the equation, Tmin=√h(J+1)/2k

    3. This is probably really simple, but I don't understand the J=1→J=0 and in the equation there is only one J. I'm just not sure what to do, any help would be nice! Thank you!
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
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  3. Apr 25, 2013 #2
    What physical process does this equation refer to?
    It seems you need to find the minimum temperature for 2 regions.
    1 for J from 1 to 0 and the other for J from 2 to 1.
    Normally one determine a minimum/maximum value of a function by setting the first derivative equal to 0.
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