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Temperature and Standard Deviation

  1. Oct 18, 2005 #1
    Hi everyone,
    I was wondering what the mathematical relationship between temperature and standard deviation in energy is. As I understand it, temperature is energy in random motion, and some sets of random data have a standard deviation from the "average". So how would the temperature of, say, molecules in a gass be related (mathematically) to the standard deviation of the energy of each molecule? I have searched the web for the answer to this, but I can't seem to find a straight answer.
    Any help would be greatly appriciated.
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  4. Oct 18, 2005 #3
    Thanks for the help ZapperZ. :-)
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