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Maxwell–Boltzmann Distributions

  • Michael E. Starzak
Chapter

Abstract

describes a distribution for maximal states consistent with the available energy. If the separation between discrete energies is reduced to a continuum, the Boltzmann factor is proportional to the probability for an infinitesimal energy range. The partition function is an integration of Boltzmann factors over the range of continuous energies. The Boltzmann factor for

Keywords

Partition Function Average Energy Discrete Energy Boltzmann Factor Para Hydrogen 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryState University of New York BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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