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Homework Help: Thermal fluctuations

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1
    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 [tex]\mu m[/tex] or higher by thermal fluctuations.

    2. Relevant equations

    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. jcsd
  3. Apr 9, 2007 #2
    The probability is 1 if you wait long enough (neglecting decay of the table and stamp).
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