Maxwell/Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution

  1. G'day,

    I was just wondering what the difference was between a Maxwell(M) distribution and a Maxwell-Boltzmann(MB) distribution.

    All I can gather at the moment is that both distributions have a similar form. A M distribution is for distinguishable particles, MB distribution is for a dilute gas and indistinguishable particles (fermions or bosons). I think that's all of it.

    Any thoughts from forum members if I am missing anything crucial in there?

    Thanks,

    Kelvin.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Astronuc

    Staff: Mentor

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