Proof of average energy of quantum oscillator

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

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