The Energy Distribution FunctionThe distribution function f(E) is the probability that a particle is in energy state E. The distribution function is a generalization of the ideas of discrete probability to the case where energy can be treated as a continuous variable. Three distinctly different distribution functions are found in nature. The term A in the denominator of each distribution is a normalization term which may change with temperature.

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The MaxwellBoltzmann DistributionThe MaxwellBoltzmann distribution is the classical distribution function for distribution of an amount of energy between identical but distinguishable particles. Besides the presumption of distinguishability, classical statistical physics postulates further that:

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