Boltzmann constant

or Boltzmann's constant


noun Physics.

the ratio of the universal gas constant to Avogadro's number, equal to 1.3803 × 10−16 erg per degree C. Symbol: k

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Origin of Boltzmann constant

First recorded in 1905–10; after L. Boltzmann

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British Dictionary definitions for Boltzmann constant

Boltzmann constant

noun

physics the ratio of the gas constant to the Avogadro constant, equal to 1.380 650 × 10 –23 joule per kelvinSymbol: k
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