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boson

Context

Physics

physics, mathematical physics, philosophy of physics

Surveys, textbooks and lecture notes


theory (physics), model (physics)

experiment, measurement, computable physics

Fields and quanta

Contents

Idea

A boson is a particle/quantum field that obeys Bose-Einstein statistics?. By the spin-statistics theorem, this is the same thing as a particle whose spin is an integer. Compare fermion.

Examples

Revised on September 30, 2013 16:07:35 by Urs Schreiber (89.204.155.73)