Quantum coins, dice, and children: Probability and quantum statistics

Chi-Keung Chow, Thomas D. Cohen
2000 American Journal of Physics  
We discuss counterintuitive aspects of probabilities for systems of identical particles obeying quantum statistics. Quantum coins and children (two level systems) and quantum dice (many level systems) are used as examples. It is emphasized that, even in the absence of interactions, (anti)symmetrizations of multi-particle wavefunctions destroy statistical independences and often lead to dramatic departures from our intuitive expectations.
doi:10.1119/1.1302821 fatcat:5nhflynsavgfnkiwkowdlke3my