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Homework Help: Proof of average energy of quantum oscillator

  1. Apr 29, 2009 #1
    proove that the average energy of a quantum oscillator = hw/(e^(hw/kT)-1)
    where h= h bar
    w=omega
    k=boltzmann constant
    T=temp
     
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  3. May 1, 2009 #2

    olgranpappy

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    Can you start off by writing down an expression for the partition function (often denoted by "Z")?
     
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