Fermion Ensembles of Maximum Entropy
Abstract
Ensembles of particles obeying FermiDirac statistics are considered from a point of view which is analogous to some recent work of Mayer on classical particle statistics. The density functions ρ_{n} are defined for n much smaller than the average number of particles in the ensemble. Since the knowledge of only a few ρ_{n} is sufficient for the computation of most averages of physical interest, it is important to compare different ensembles with the same density functions, say ρ_{1} and ρ_{2}. The ensemble with the largest entropy is constructed as being the most significant. A number of simple examples are briefly considered.
 Publication:

Physical Review
 Pub Date:
 March 1962
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRev.125.1455
 Bibcode:
 1962PhRv..125.1455G