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Is it possible for two bosons to occupy the same quantum state explain?

  1. Nov 28, 2006 #1
    Show that the symmetric combination of two single particle wavefunction

    Gab(r1,r2)=Ga(r1)Gb(r2)+Ga(r2)Gb(r1)

    where G is psi ( i dont have symbol on my computer)

    displays the exchange symmetry characteristics of bosons (equation

    G(r1,r2)=G(r2,r1))

    Is it possible for two bosons to occupy the same quantum state explain?

    Please give me some tips how to do first part of the problem. I am totaly lost
     
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  3. Nov 29, 2006 #2

    Meir Achuz

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    Just write r2 where you had r1 and also write r1 where you had r2.
    You get the same result.
     
  4. Nov 29, 2006 #3
    Let's use 2 simple examples:

    5 * 6 = 30. Ok but 6*5 also = 30.
    So when you are multiplying 2 things together, it doesn't matter what order you write them in. You get the same result.

    Also:
    4 + 3 = 7. But 3 + 4 also = 7.
    Similar to multiplication. It doesn't matter what order you write the numbers in. You get the same result.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2006 #4

    dextercioby

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    You can also interchange particles among coordinates. You should get the same result.

    Daniel.
     
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