quantum statistics


nounPhysics, Chemistry.
  1. the branch of statistical mechanics that incorporates quantum mechanics.

Origin of quantum statistics

1
First recorded in 1930–35

Words Nearby quantum statistics

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

British Dictionary definitions for quantum statistics

quantum statistics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) physics statistics concerned with the distribution of a number of identical elementary particles, atoms, ions, or molecules among possible quantum states

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for quantum statistics

quantum statistics

  1. Any of various kinds of statistical mechanics that assume quantum mechanical behavior of particles.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.