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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Prepare a table like Table 12.3 for the following occurrence: You toss four coins into the air simultaneously and record all the possible results of the toss in terms of the numbers of heads and tails that can result. (For example, HHTH and HTHH are two possible ways in which three heads and one tail can be achieved.) (a) On the basis of your table, what is the most probable result of a toss? In terms of entropy, (b) what is the most ordered state, and (c) what is the most disordered?

(a)

To determine
The most probable result of the toss.

Explanation

Given Info:

The table foe all the possible results of the toss is,

Final Result Possible tosses The number of same result
Only H HHHH 1
1T, 3H HHTT, HHTH, HTHH, THHH 4
2T, 2H HHTT, HTHT, THHT, HTTH, THTH...

(b)

To determine
The most ordered state in terms of the entropy.

(c)

To determine
The least ordered state in terms of the entropy.

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