quantum statistics

noun Physics, Chemistry.

the branch of statistical mechanics that incorporates quantum mechanics.

Nearby words

  1. quantum meruit,
  2. quantum number,
  3. quantum optics,
  4. quantum physics,
  5. quantum state,
  6. quantum sufficit,
  7. quantum system,
  8. quantum teleportation,
  9. quantum theory,
  10. quantum tunneling

Origin of quantum statistics

First recorded in 1930–35

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British Dictionary definitions for quantum statistics

quantum statistics


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

quantum statistics

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