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# 5.3: Entropy and Counting States

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Suppose we are to partition $$N$$ particles among $$J$$ possible distinct single particle states. How many ways $$\ROmega$$ are there of accomplishing this task? The answer depends on the statistics of the particles. If the particles are fermions, the answer is easy: $$\ROmega\ns_\ssr{FD}={J\choose N}$$. For bosons, the number of possible partitions can be evaluated via the following argument. Imagine that we line up all the $$N$$ particles in a row, and we place $$J-1$$ barriers among the particles, as shown below in Figure [BEcount]. The number of partitions is then the total number of ways of placing the $$N$$ particles among these $$N+J-1$$ objects (particles plus barriers), hence we have $$\ROmega\ns_\ssr{BE}={N+J-1\choose N}$$. For Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics, we take $$\ROmega\ns_\ssr{MB}=J^N/N!$$ Note that $$\ROmega\ns_\ssr{MB}$$ is not necessarily an integer, so Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics does not represent any actual state counting. Rather, it manifests itself as a common limit of the Bose and Fermi distributions, as we have seen and shall see again shortly.

The entropy in each case is simply $$S=\kB\ln\ROmega$$. We assume $$N\gg 1$$ and $$J\gg 1$$, with $$n\equiv N/J$$ finite. Then using Stirling’s approximation, $$\ln(K!)=K\ln K - K + \CO(\ln K)$$, we have $\begin{split} S\ns_\ssr{MB}&=-J\kB \, n\ln n \\ S\ns_\ssr{BE}&=-J\kB\big[ n\ln n - (1+n)\ln (1+n)\big] \bvph \\ S\ns_\ssr{FD}&=-J\kB\big[ n\ln n + (1-n)\ln (1-n)\big]\ . \end{split}$ In the Maxwell-Boltzmann limit, $$n\ll 1$$, and all three expressions agree. Note thatR $\begin{split} \pabc{S\ns_\ssr{MB}}{N}{J} &= -\kB \, \big( 1 + \ln n\big) \\ \pabc{S\ns_\ssr{BE}}{N}{J} &= \kB\ln\!\big(n^{-1}+1\big) \bvph \\ \pabc{S\ns_\ssr{FD}}{N}{J} &= \kB\ln\!\big(n^{-1}-1\big)\ . \end{split}$

Now let’s imagine grouping the single particle spectrum into intervals of $$J$$ consecutive energy states. If $$J$$ is finite and the spectrum is continuous and we are in the thermodynamic limit, then these states will all be degenerate. Therefore, using $$\alpha$$ as a label for the energies, we have that the grand potential $$\Omega=E-TS-\mu N$$ is given in each case by $\begin{split} \Omega\ns_\ssr{MB} &= J\sum_\alpha \Big[ (\ve\ns_\alpha-\mu)\,n\ns_\alpha+\kT\,n\ns_\alpha\ln n\ns_\alpha\Big] \\ \Omega\ns_\ssr{BE} &= J\sum_\alpha \Big[ (\ve\ns_\alpha-\mu)\,n\ns_\alpha+\kT\,n\ns_\alpha\ln n\ns_\alpha -\kT\,(1+n\ns_\alpha)\ln (1+n\ns_\alpha)\Big] \\ \Omega\ns_\ssr{FD} &= J\sum_\alpha \Big[ (\ve\ns_\alpha-\mu)\,n\ns_\alpha+\kT\,n\ns_\alpha \ln n\ns_\alpha +\kT\,(1-n\ns_\alpha)\ln (1-n\ns_\alpha)\Big] \ . \end{split}$ Now - lo and behold! - treating $$\Omega$$ as a function of the distribution $$\{n\ns_\alpha\}$$ and extremizing in each case, subject to the constraint of total particle number $$N=J\sum_\alpha n\ns_\alpha$$, one obtains the Maxwell-Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac distributions, respectively: ${\delta\over\delta n\ns_\alpha}\Big(\Omega-\lambda \, J\sum_{\alpha'} n\ns_{\alpha'}\Big) = 0 \quad\Rightarrow \quad \begin{cases} n^\ssr{MB}_\alpha=e^{(\mu-\ve\ns_\alpha)/k\ns_\RB T} \\ \\ n^\ssr{BE}_\alpha=\big[e^{(\ve\ns_\alpha-\mu)/k\ns_\RB T}-1\big]^{-1}\\ \\ n^\ssr{FD}_\alpha=\big[e^{(\ve\ns_\alpha-\mu)/k\ns_\RB T}+1\big]^{-1} \ . \end{cases}$ As long as $$J$$ is finite, so the states in each block all remain at the same energy, the results are independent of $$J$$.