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Unformatted text preview: Classical Partition Function: The classical partition function, Z , is defined by = ) ( dE E P Z . Average Energy: The average of an entity is given by 1 ) (log ) ( 1 E Z d d dE E P E Z E = = = >= < Kinetic Theory of Ideal Gasses: From the kinetic theory of gasses we found that the average energy of an entity was given by kT kT kT kT E 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 + + = >= < with <E> per degree of freedom = kT 2 1 Equipartition Theorem: The mean value of each independent quadratic term in the energy is equal to kT 2 1 . Tell us how the energy is distributed (partitioned) among the entities!...
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 Spring '07
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 Physics, Energy

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