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Homework Help: Probablity of Bose gas

  1. Jan 9, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    An ideal Bose gas is confined inside a container that is connected to a particle reservoir. Each particle can occupy a discrete set of single-particle quantum states. If the probability that a particular quantum state is unoccupied is 0.1 then what is the average number of bosons in that state?

    2. The attempt at a solution
    How do i solve this problem? which formula should be employed? I think if its connected to a particle reservoir then all the energy levels should be filled and nothing should remain empty.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
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  3. Jan 14, 2015 #2
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