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Statistical Ph. - Distribution of Occupation

  1. Jul 15, 2012 #1
    I'm currently following this lecture:

    Here is the script I downloaded up to the point were I got lost:
    It seems to be a simple combinatorics problem looking for the possible combinations of the N subsystems for a given set of occupation number n_i (how many subsystems are in state i).
    But then there comes this diagram, which I don't understand. What does "State" on the x-axis say? How can it be "narrowed on the scale of N"?
    I find the lecture hard to follow as it is not really well structured. Maybe I missed an important point there.
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