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Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics

  title={Identical Particles in Quantum Mechanics},
  author={Andrea Lubberdink},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
  • A. Lubberdink
  • Published 24 October 2009
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Physics
If, in a system of identical particles, the one particle state is defined by the partial trace to one of the component spaces of the total Hilbert space, then all one particle states are identical. The particles are indistinguishable. This is often thought to be a typical quantum mechanical phenomenon. I will show however that an analogous procedure to define particle states exists in classical mechanics, which results in classical indistinguishable identical particles. From this analogy it… 
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