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Jalo

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## Homework Statement

Imagine a system, in contact with a heat reservoir, with three particles. Each particle may be in a state of energy 0 or ε.

What's the temperature of the reservoir such that the mean energy of the system, <E>, is 1.2ε?

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

I tried using the formula:

S = Kb ln(Ω(E))

dS/dE = Kb / Ω(E) = 1/T

However I don't think this is the right way to go. Since I only know the average value of the energy I don't think I can find the temperature of the system!

Any hints would be highly appreciated!

Thanks.