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## Homework Statement

Determine the total number of energy states in silicon from the edge of the conduction band to E

_{c}+ kT for T = 300K.

## Homework Equations

N = [itex]\int[/itex]g(E)dE

## The Attempt at a Solution

I'm pretty sure I know how to do this one. The only problem is, when I get to the step where I have to plug in numbers (i.e. the equation becomes N = (2/3)(4[itex]\pi[/itex](2mn

^{*})

^{(3/2)}*(kT)

^{(3/2)})/h

^{3}), I cannot calculate it!

Reason: Obviously Planck's Constant cubed is an INCREDIBLY small number, and my calculator takes exception, just rounding to 0. There must be a way around it, or a rearrangement that helps, but I don't know what to do. Any advice? Sorry if my equation is formatted a little strangely.