Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics

Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics

[′mak‚swel ′bōlts·mən stə′tis·tiks]
(statistical mechanics)
The classical statistics of identical particles, as opposed to the Bose-Einstein or Fermi-Dirac statistics. Also known as Boltzmann statistics.
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(In an earlier work [11], the author showed that Hawking radiation should follow Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics rather than Bose-Einstein statistics as considered in [10].
The energies of such particles follow what is known as Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, and the statistical distribution of speeds is derived by equating particle energies with kinetic energy.
The molecules have a range of kinetic energies described by Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, so only those molecules with energies in the higher reaches of this distribution are able to take flight.