us.anjan wrote:The equipartition theorem assigns 1/2 kT to each degree of freedom. For a 3D harmonic oscillator, that's 3 modes for P.E and 3 modes for K.E and so it's a total of 6 modes - which gives you 3 kT.
Does that sound alright?
pinkfishegg wrote:I looked a the solution on GREPhysics.NET and don't understand why you would use the Hamiltonian for this:
The Hamiltonian is total energy and they multiply total energy by average energy to get total average energy. What is total average energy?
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