Maxwell/Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution

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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.
 

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