Sol2 - to the lower c A system at some negative temperature...

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AST371: Introduction to Astrophysics (Fall 2008) HW2 – Solutions 1) 2) 3)
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6) Note: For graphing reasons, the values of Mv are the negative of the actual values. 7) a) Yes. b) They have a meaning of ratio of population levels beyond the ratio of the degeneracies. In a two level system, the ratio of the population of the higher energy level to the lower is greater than the ratio of the degeneracy of the higher
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Unformatted text preview: to the lower. c) A system at some negative temperature is hotter than a system at a positive temperature. Recall that a system cannot be cooler than the absolute zero. This, however, does not say the temperature (in a clearly defined way) cannot be negative....
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2011 for the course AST 3003 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Central Florida.

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