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Fermi-Dirac statistics

[ fur-mee-duh-rakstuh-tis-tiks ]
/ ˈfɜr mi dəˈræk stəˌtɪs tɪks /
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plural noun Physics.

quantum statistics defining the possible arrangements of particles in a given system in terms of the exclusion principle.

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Also Fer·mi sta·tis·tics [fur-mee stuh-tis-tiks] /ˈfɜr mi stəˌtɪs tɪks/ .
See also fermion.

Origin of Fermi-Dirac statistics

1925–30; named after E. Fermi and A. M. Dirac

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Fermi-Dirac statistics

noun

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

Word Origin for Fermi-Dirac statistics

C20: named after Enrico Fermi and Paul Dirac
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Scientific definitions for Fermi-Dirac statistics

Fermi-Dirac statistics

See under statistical mechanics.
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