Chapter 2. Basic Distributions in Systems of Particles

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 12 JAN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch2

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2006) Basic Distributions in Systems of Particles, in Principles of Statistical Physics: Distributions, Structures, Phenomena, Kinetics of Atomic Systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527608089.ch2

Author Information

  1. Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 JAN 2007
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527406135

Online ISBN: 9783527608089

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Keywords:

  • statistical physics;
  • atomic systems;
  • basic distributions;
  • systems of particles;
  • normal distribution;
  • Gaussian distribution;
  • temperature;
  • Gibbs principle;
  • Boltzmann distribution;
  • statistical weight;
  • entropy;
  • partition function;
  • Maxwell distribution;
  • Fermi–Dirac statistics;
  • Bose–Einstein statistics;
  • fluctuations in a plasma

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Normal or Gaussian Distribution

  • Specifics of Statistical Physics

  • Temperature

  • The Gibbs Principle

  • The Boltzmann Distribution

  • Statistical Weight, Entropy and the Partition Function

  • The Maxwell Distribution

  • Mean Parameters of an Ensemble of Free Particles

  • Fermi–Dirac and Bose–Einstein Statistics

  • Distribution of Particle Density in External Fields

  • Fluctuations in a Plasma