Fermi-Dirac distribution

noun
Fer·​mi-Di·​rac distribution | \ ¦fer(ˌ)mēdə¦rak— \

Definition of Fermi-Dirac distribution

: an assumed statistical distribution of speeds among the electrons responsible for thermal conduction in metals

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History and Etymology for Fermi-Dirac distribution

after Enrico Fermi †1954 Italian physicist and Paul A. M. Dirac, born 1902 English physicist

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“Fermi-Dirac distribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fermi-Dirac%20distribution. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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