Bose-Einstein, Fermi-Dirac, and Maxwell-Boltzmann Statistics

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Maxwell–Boltzmann statistics apply where quantum-mechanical effects do not play a role and the particles of the gas can be considered "distinguishable". Both Fermi–Dirac and Bose–Einstein statistics become Maxwell–Boltzmann statistics at high temperatures and low chemical potentials where .

Contributed by: Christian Freier (University of Technology Berlin) (March 2011)
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