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GR0877 Problem 72

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SOLUTION: (D) A: bosons do not obey the Pauli exclusion principle; B: bosons do not have antisymmetric wave functions; C: fermions do not have symmetric wave functions; D: true; E: bosons do not obey the Pauli exclusion principle.

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  1. Arturodonjuan
    31.08.2016 at 01:53

    The Pauli Exclusion principle states that no two fermions can occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. Bosons do obey the Pauli exclusion principle. So do apples and bunnies, since the Pauli exclusion principle pertains only fermions.

    • Peterhp711
      11.08.2017 at 18:29

      No, the Pauli exclusion principle only applies to fermions. Unlike fermions, any number of bosons can occupy the same quantum state. And it doesn’t make sense to describe apples and bunnies because their sizes place them outside of the realm of quantum mechanics.

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