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Homework Help: Partition Theorem

  1. Oct 23, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    2. Relevant equations
    Partition function = ##\frac{z_{i+1}}{z_i} ##
    ##z = \Sigma_{j=1}^\infty g_j e^{\frac{-(E_j - E_i)}{KT}}##
    ##g_j = 2(j^2)##
    3. The attempt at a solution
    I should get 2, but I keep getting ##2 + 8e^7.8 + ... ##
    I used ##K = 1.38 \times 10^-23## and I converted electron volts to J (1eV = ##1.602 \times10^-19##J)
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2015 #2
    Actually what is ##E_j## and ##E_1##? Isn't E_1 = 13.6?
     
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