Journal or Book Title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
Physicists often claim that there is an effective repulsion between fermions, implied by the Pauli principle, and a corresponding effective attraction between bosons. We examine the origins and validity of such exchange force ideas and the areas where they are highly misleading. We propose that explanations of quantum statistics should avoid the idea of an effective force completely, and replace it with more appropriate physical insights, some of which are suggested here.
Mullin, WJ and Blaylock, G, "Quantum statistics: Is there an effective fermion repulsion or boson attraction?" (2003). AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS. 39.
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