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How was pauli exclusion principle derived ?

  1. Jun 13, 2012 #1
    How was Pauli exclusion principle derived ?
    Experimental ? From some other physical formula ? Which ?
    From some other principle ?

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  3. Jun 13, 2012 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Pauli sought to explain a previously purely empirical phenomenon in atomic structure... but he was doing this against a background of studying a range of related phenomena.
    ... this is one where the observations came first. It wasn't derived so much as deduced.
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