Problem:  In Figure 16.8 (below) all possible distributions and microstates are shown for four different particles shared between two boxes. Determine the entropy change, ΔS , if the particles are initially evenly distributed between the two boxes, but upon redistribution all end up in Box (b).

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 In Figure 16.8 (below) all possible distributions and microstates are shown for four different particles shared between two boxes. Determine the entropy change, ΔS , if the particles are initially evenly distributed between the two boxes, but upon redistribution all end up in Box (b).

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