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Re: How is Thermal voltage derived?

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Roy, Jun 11, 2008.

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  1. Roy

    Roy Guest

    From: (Salmon Egg)
    The Thermal voltage equation is Vt=kT/q
    Does anyone know how to derive the Thermal voltage equation?
    It is actually quite simple in terms of statistical mechanics.
    Temperature is defined as the average energy in a degree of freedom.
    That is
    where k, Boltzmann's constant, relates average energy to temperature
    temperature. Dividing by q expresses this average energy in
    Calling this a derivation makes it sound much more complicated than it
    really is.
    So, what you are saying is: Vt=kT/q can be formulated from E=kT applying
    statistical mechanics like you just did ?
    ....what did i say.....

    But., It would seem E=kT is derived from Vt=kT/q};) not the other way

    <=/ statistical mechanics}:)
    good reference.

    Roy Q.T. ~ US/NCU ~ E.E. Technician
    [have tools, will travel]
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