Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
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Chapter 19 - Exercises and Problems - Page 351: 68


a) $4^n$ b) $=\frac{2n!}{(n!)(n!)}$ c) $=\frac{((N/2)!)((N/2)!)}{N!}$ d) 16.67%; 0%

Work Step by Step

a) Using the equation for the number of microstates, we find: $=4^n$ b) We find: $=\frac{2n!}{(n!)(n!)}$ c) We find that the ratio is: $\frac{\frac{1}{2^{n/2}}}{\frac{\frac{2n!}{(n!)(n!)}}{\frac{1}{2^{n/2}}}}$ In this case, we must plug in $N!$ for $2n!$, so we find: $\frac{\frac{1}{2^{n/2}}}{\frac{\frac{N!}{(n!)(n!)}}{\frac{1}{2^{n/2}}}}$ $=\frac{(n!)(n!)}{N!}$ $=\frac{((N/2)!)((N/2)!)}{N!}$ d. We find: $=\frac{((4/2)!)((4/2)!)}{4!}=.1667=\fbox{16.67%}$ $=\frac{((100/2)!)((100/2)!)}{100!}\approx0$ *Note, this is above $10^{-28}$, which is about 0.
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