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Homework Help: Microstates oscillators

  1. Apr 14, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A carbon nanoparticle (very small particle) contains 5000 carbon atoms. According to the Einstein model of a solid, how many oscillators are in this block?

    I didn't know how to start, can anyone give me a suggesstion??
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 14, 2009 #2
    lol i posted this below with the exact same heading. i have NO idea, but if i figure it out i will let you know
    what's up with having hw the night before the exam and this stuff is not even on it :(
  4. Apr 14, 2009 #3
    haha terrible
    trying to study and doing hw at same time
    omg..... exam..... and recitation..... tmr
  5. Apr 14, 2009 #4
    hey for this i just multiplied by 3 to get the answer.
    the question below asking for number of atoms you / by 3
    good luck on the exam tomorrow!!!
  6. Apr 14, 2009 #5
    omg u are my hero
    thx a lot
  7. Apr 14, 2009 #6
    haha no problem
    did you happen to get the last question with the asteroid??
    or part (b) of question 6?
    those are the only 2 i dont have?
  8. Apr 14, 2009 #7
    not yet
    I am still trying haha
  9. Apr 14, 2009 #8
    i used the formula on the link that you gave me and it worked for me. might have just been luck but oh well lol
  10. Apr 14, 2009 #9
    haha, maybe, caz the person who anwer it also with no explaination
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