Quick question about degeneracy

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I have been told that I need to be careful to check whether degeneracy is relevant to a given problem. What does that mean?

Does the concept of degeneracy exist within the framework of classical physics? Is so, which entities are degenerate? Particles? How?

Is the concept of degeneracy in quantum mechanics only applicable to atomic systems?
 

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Can you give an overview of the problem?
 
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These are not problems. Just a few theoretical questions
 
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Are you talking about degenerate matter? As in the stuff in neutron stars?
 
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No! This is my definition of degeneracy. Degeneracy is the number of states/configurations of a particle at a given energy level.
 
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Please post a reply.
 

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