Indistinguishable particles in quantum mechanics: an introduction

  title={Indistinguishable particles in quantum mechanics: an introduction},
  author={Yasser Omar},
  journal={Contemporary Physics},
  pages={437 - 448}
  • Y. Omar
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Physics
  • Contemporary Physics
In this article, we discuss the identity and indistinguishability of quantum systems and the consequent need to introduce an extra postulate in Quantum Mechanics to correctly describe situations involving indistinguishable particles. This is, for electrons, the Pauli Exclusion Principle, or in general, the Symmetrization Postulate. Then, we introduce fermions and bosons and the distributions respectively describing their statistical behaviour in indistinguishable situations. Following that, we… 
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