# Where does the Boltzmann Constant first appear in physics?

I'm a high schooler and am introduced to the basics of thermodynamics where I find $$k_{B}$$ as the Boltzmann Constant. It can be seen in the Maxwell's Distribution and appears once again in the ideal gas equation.

I'm eager to know where on earth does this constant arise in the first place?

Thank you.

• Fully answered here: hsm.stackexchange.com/questions/6925/… – DanielC Nov 20 '19 at 18:29
• I'm pretty sure that the constant is all over the place, but the two areas that come to my mind first are thermodynamics and statistical mechanics. – corcholatacolormarengo Nov 20 '19 at 19:38