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Homework Help: Statistical physics:boltzman distribution

  1. Aug 21, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A square well of length L= 0.6 mm is to be used as a trap for He atoms at 20 K. Consider the values of some of the lowest energy levels of He atoms in a 1-D square well. Explain if it is valid to use the Boltzmann distribution in this situation

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The square well has no analytic solution, so how am i supposed to evaluate the energy levels to see if i can use a boltzman distribution?
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 21, 2010 #2
    .... Thats not true.
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