Unformatted text preview: Ω( E ) ∝ V N E 3 N 2 (1) Consider a container of volume V with N particles at a given temperature T . The container then has a partition placed, so that the volume is separated in two halves. (a) Is the entropy before and after the placement of the partition the same? (b) If your answer to part (a) is negative, explain whether the conclusion is meaningful. The result of part (a) is known as the Gibbs paradox ....
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 Spring '09
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 Physics, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Probability theory, Thermal and Statistical Physics

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