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# Problem 15.1: Find the average energy per particle for a given distribution

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This animation shows a systems of 11 boxes, labeled 0 to 10, of energy equivalent to the box label. Each box has 40 states and there are 100 particles to distribute among the boxes. (B-E is Bose-Einstein for bosons, F-D is Fermi-Dirac for fermions, and M-B is Maxwell-Boltzmann for a classical system). The equilibrium distribution is shown. What is the average energy per particle? Restart.

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