Quantum Statistics

Why is it so important to know whether particles are "distinguishable" or not in quantum mechanics?

What is the crucial difference between fermions and bosons?

Describe the Bose-Einstein distribution function and its implications about "condensation" of many particles into the same state.

Describe the Fermi-Dirac distribution and its connection with the Pauli exclusion principle.

Describe the connection between Bose-Einstein statistics and the nature of thermal radiation.

Describe the connection between Fermi-Dirac statistics and the electron energy distribution in a metal.

Homework set #12
* Distinguishability of particles

* Fermions

* Bosons

* Bose-Einstein statistics

* Fermi-Dirac statistics

* Distribution functions

* Density of states

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