(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Consider a two level system where the ground state is doubly degenerate and the exited state of energy E is four fold degenerate. Write down the partition function and mathematical expressions for the populations of the two levels.

2. Relevant equations

z=e^{-E/kt}

n_{i}= N(e^{-E/kt})/z

n_{i}= NP_{i}

where N is total number of molecules, P is probability, E is energy, k is boltzman constant

3. The attempt at a solution

Ok I dont really need any form of solution for this question I just needed clarification. It is asking me for the expresssions for the population of the two levels. I am getting counfused about if it is asking me for the number of molecules in each level or is it asking for the probability.

Thanks in advance

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