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Fermi-Dirac statistics

or Fer·mi statistics

[fur-mee-duh-rak or fur-mee]
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plural noun Physics.
  1. quantum statistics defining the possible arrangements of particles in a given system in terms of the exclusion principle.
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See also fermion.

Origin of Fermi-Dirac statistics

1925–30; named after E. Fermi and A. M. Dirac
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British Dictionary definitions for fermi-dirac statistics

Fermi-Dirac statistics

noun
  1. physics the branch of quantum statistics used to calculate the permitted energy arrangements of the particles in a system in terms of the exclusion principleCompare Bose-Einstein statistics
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Word Origin

C20: named after Enrico Fermi and Paul Dirac
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fermi-dirac statistics in Science

Fermi-Dirac statistics

  1. See under statistical mechanics.
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