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theorems:spin_statistics_theorem

Spin-Statistics Theorem

Intuitive

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.

Concrete

particles with half-integer spin particles with integer spin
Fermi-Dirac statistics Bose-Einstein statistics

Abstract

  • The standard reference is the book PCT, Spin and Statistics, and All That by Raymond F. Streater,

Why is it interesting?

The spin-statistics theorem tells us that there can be never two identical fermions in the same state (they anticommute), while there can be arbitrarily many identical bosons.

FAQ

Why are anticommutators needed in quantization of Dirac fields?
see https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/17893/why-are-anticommutators-needed-in-quantization-of-dirac-fields
theorems/spin_statistics_theorem.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/09 11:12 by jakobadmin