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The temperature is also quantized?

  1. Jul 20, 2007 #1
    We know the average energy of particle could be described by temperature. E=k*T.

    The energy is quantized. Its unit is E=h*v.

    So the temperature is also quantized? What’s its unit?

    Get it by equation k*T=h*v?
    If select v=4080MHz, T=0.1959k, seems too large:confused:
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  3. Jul 20, 2007 #2


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    The frequency v is not quantized. Consequently, E may attain an arbitrary value, so temperature is not quantized.
  4. Jul 20, 2007 #3

    Meir Achuz

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    Temperature is only defined as an statistical average quantity for a huge number of particles. It is not quantized even if the particle energies are.
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