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Density of states for a Bose gas

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[SOLVED] density of states for a Bose gas

1. Homework Statement
My book (Kittel) says that the density of states of an ideal Bose gas is:


[tex]D(\epsilon) = V/4\pi^2 \left(2M/\hbar^2 \right)^{3/2} \epsilon^{1/2}[/tex]

I do not understand why the density of states is not identically infinity since the point of a Bose gas is that an orbital can be occupied by an unlimited number of bosons.


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The definition of density of states for quantum gases is usually for a single particle.
 

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