My advanced statistical mechanics prof told me that it wouldn't make any physical sense to allow N (the number of particles in a system) to be negative. But, somehow, I think that this possibility should be theoretically left open; perhaps there are some systems whose statistical behavior would be best explained if we allowed N < 0.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My question is: what would happen if we wanted to solve stat-mech problems of systems with negative quantities of particles?

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# Statistical mechanics with a negative amount of atoms

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