# High frequency states get less energy ! WHY?

1. Nov 1, 2004

### JamesJames

Why is it that higher frequency states in the quantum ideal gas get less energy than what is predicted by the equipartition theorem?

I understand the argument about low frequency states. They do get the same energy..all of them. But high frequency states do not have the same agreement!

Can someone please explain this to me?

James

2. Nov 1, 2004

### ZapperZ

Staff Emeritus
It isn't nice to spam-post the identical thing to several sections. We all read them, so pick one, and stick with one.

Zz.

3. Nov 1, 2004

### JamesJames

I' m sorry..when I clicked post the computer shut down so I did not know if it had posted and did not have time to check so I posted again thinking it did not get posted. I' m really sorry for the confusion. I was not meaning to overflow the forums.