In the calculation of the Fermi zero-point kinetic energy of systems consisting of particles with spin 1/2 the sum of the kinetic energies of the particles is approximated by integration in the phase space. The purpose of the present paper is to develop a procedure by which this approximation can be avoided, i.e. by which the summation can be carried out exactly by making certain assumptions, thus yielding a more accurate expression for the zero-point kinetic energy.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics