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A Fermi and Bose gas in statistical mechanics

  1. Dec 8, 2017 #1
    In statistical mehcanics(pathria, 3rd edition), I have some questions for ideal fermi and bose gases. The textbook handles the approximation for z(=e^βµ) and nλ^3 (n=N/V, λ : thermal de Broglie wavelength). It considers the cases that z<<1, z~1, nλ^3~1,<<1,→0 and so on. In here, I am confused that these approximation for z and nλ^3 are correlated with ecah other or not?? In some approximation , FD(or BE) function is almost equal to z and z is equal to nλ^3! I am really confused. So could you explain that for me??
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2017 #2
    Thanks for the thread! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post? The more details the better.
     
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