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ERIC Number: EJ860642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Distinguishing Identical Particles and the Correct Counting of States
de la Torre, A. C.; Martin, H. O.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n3 p467-475 May 2009
It is shown that quantum systems of identical particles can be treated as different when they are in well-differentiated states. This simplifying assumption allows for the consideration of quantum systems isolated from the rest of the universe and justifies many intuitive statements about identical systems. However, it is shown that this simplification may lead to wrong results in the calculation of the entropy. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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