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Degeneracy discriminant

  1. Jan 8, 2014 #1
    The degeneracy discriminant, that specifies the requirement for applicability of classical Maxwell-Blotzman statistics, is z<<1 where z is fugacity and [itex]z=exp^(\mu/kT)[/itex]. However when [itex]
    T\to \infty [/itex] we would have [itex]
    z\to 1 [/itex] which means we are in quantum regime while it is obvious that we are in classical regime at high temperatures. And there is also such a discrepancy when [itex]
    T\to 0 [/itex]. Could anyone please guide me?
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  3. Jan 9, 2014 #2


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