# Thermal fluctuations

1. Apr 9, 2007

### WarnK

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Estimate the probability that a stamp with mass 1 gram lying on a table is lifted 1 $$\mu m$$ or higher by thermal fluctuations.

2. Relevant equations
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3. The attempt at a solution
I'm not sure how to start. What should I think about, what is relevant here? I feel completely lost really.

2. Apr 9, 2007

### christianjb

The probability is 1 if you wait long enough (neglecting decay of the table and stamp).