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What is this relation called?

  1. Mar 26, 2007 #1
    .5m<v^2>=(f/2)kT

    f is the no. of degrees of freedom.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2007 #2

    vanesch

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    I think it is called the equipartition theorem.
     
  4. Mar 26, 2007 #3

    Mentz114

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    Yes, the equipartition theorem is stated thus

    'the average kinetic energy per degree of freedom is 1/2kT'
     
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