# Finding the Density of States of Radiation Oscillators

1. Feb 10, 2013

### digipony

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Calculate the density of states if the radiation oscillators are confined to a square (i.e. in two dimensions).

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

This was one of the questions for my Modern Physics class, (we recently covered blackbody radiation), although based on the research I have been doing in hopes of understanding it, I think it has to do with Quantum Statistics. I have no idea what to do here, or how to start as I have not taken a quantum course.

Of the stuff I've looked over in my modern textbook and online, I see that density of states can be found by taking the derivative of an equation representing the number of states in an area/volume with respect to energy. However, I have no idea how to find an equation for the number of states in a volume/area in the first place. Could anyone guide me on what to do for this problem?