One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The ratio of the gas constant to Avogadro's constant, equal to 1.381 × 10⁻²³ joules per kelvin in the case where the number of molecules is equal to Avogadro's number.
- ‘Boltzmann's constant, calculated from the pooled data of several observers, is in excellent agreement with the accepted value.’
- ‘The kinetic energy of the outward-moving ions in temperature units may be of the order 100k B, where k B is Boltzmann's constant.’
- ‘We see that the temperature of a brick is just the average energy per harmonic oscillator in the brick divided by Boltzmann's constant.’
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