In a particular book i'm readin on Bose-statistics it metions having a system with two bosons and a large number of energy levels for which the two bosons can occupy. 0, e,2e,3e,4e etc..(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

It then says the total energy of a quantum state is [tex]E_{ij} = e_i + e_j[/tex] and that there is onlyquantum state with this energy if i is not equal to j.one

This last part makes no sense to me because clearly [tex]E_{14}[/tex] and [tex]E_{23}[/tex] are seperate quantum states with the same energy 5e... unless they mean there is only one state with the energy seperated specifically as [tex]e_1 + e_2[/tex]?

This is bugging me quite a bit so if anyone can confirm whether i on the right track I would be grateful.

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# Problem understanding a statement in Bose Statistics

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