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Statistical Physics; Entropy

  1. May 7, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Consider a system of 8 one-dimensionaly harmonic oscillators. Initially this system has 3 quanta of energy. Byhow much does the entropy change if you add one more quanta of energy?



    2. Relevant equations
    S=k*ln(omega)
    omega=(q+N-1)!/(q!*(N-1)!)



    3. The attempt at a solution
    (6.7E-11*ln(4+8-1)!/(4!*(8-1)!))-(6.7E-11*ln(3+8-1)!/(3!*(8-1)!))

    Edited:

    (1.38E-23*ln(4+8-1)!/(4!*(8-1)!))-(1.38E-23*ln(3+8-1)!/(3!*(8-1)!))

    I think this is how you solve the problem but I am not getting the right answer

    I have the right answer My professor provided me with the wrong boltzman constant on the equation sheet. Thank you for your help
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
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  3. May 7, 2009 #2

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    Don't create more than one thread for the same question gc33550. Be patient.
     
  4. May 7, 2009 #3
    I apologize for making an extra thread I was trying to edit the first one and hit the back button before I realized there was an edit button I apologize
     
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