Talk:Boltzmann distribution

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I think that the current definition of Boltzmann distribution is misleading. The probability of a microsate, say X_i , is  \propto \exp \left[ - E(X_i) \right] . but a given energy can be degenerate, so I think that it should be written something like

 f(E) \propto \Omega(E) \exp \left[ - E/k_B T \right] ,
where  \Omega \left( E \right)  is the degeneracy of the energy  E ; therefore 
 f(E) = \frac{1}{Z} \Omega(E) \exp \left[ -E/k_B T \right] .

--Noe 10:32, 17 July 2008 (CEST)

Good point -- Carl McBride (talk) 14:33, 17 July 2008 (CEST)