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Distributions

Why is it interesting?

Distribution functions describe the energies of particles in a system depending on its temperature. Even in systems which appear to be at a single temperature, such as the particles in air, some will be moving faster or slower than others. Understanding the distribution function is important for evaluating microscopic and macroscopic properties of a thermodynamic system.

Layman?

Explanations in this section should contain no formulas, but instead colloquial things like you would hear them during a coffee break or at a cocktail party.

Student

Three of the most important examples of distribution function are the Maxwell-Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose-Einstein distributions; the former is a classical distribution, appropriate for identical but distinguishable particles, and the latter two are quantum distributions, used for fermions and bosons respectively.

Researcher

Does the notion "Dirac Delta Function" make any sense?
Yes, have a look at this article.

Examples

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Example2:

History

Contributing authors:

Jakob Schwichtenberg Nicholas
advanced_tools/distributions.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/04 12:31 (external edit)