The Non Frequency Approach to Elementary Particle Statistics

  • Domenico Costantini
  • Ubaldo Garibaldi
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 122)


In 1927 L. Brillouin [1] deduced elementary particle statistics supposing distinguishability of all elementary particles and making use of a sort of geometrical probability related to capacities of cells and volumes of particles. In the present paper we show that Brillouin’s approach can be restored without making any reference to the problem of distinguishability. In doing this, we refer to a probability concept which has nothing to do with relative frequency, but is explicitly related to single events.


Probability Function Product Rule Occupation Number Exclusion Principle Inductive Logic 
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  • Domenico Costantini
  • Ubaldo Garibaldi

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