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Quantum statistical mechanics

Author: W C Schieve; L P Horwitz
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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Many-body theory stands at the foundation of modern quantum statistical mechanics. It is introduced here to graduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering and biology. The book provides a contemporary understanding of irreversibility, particularly in quantum systems.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W C Schieve; L P Horwitz
ISBN: 9780521841467 0521841461
OCLC Number: 265740485
Description: xiv, 414 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Foundations of quantum statistical mechanics --
Elementary examples --
Quantum statistical master equation --
Quantum kinetic equations --
Quantum irreversibility --
Entropy and dissipation : the microscopic theory --
Global equilibrium : thermostatics and the microcanonical ensemble --
Bose-Einstein ideal gas condensation --
Scaling, renormalization, and the Ising model --
Relativistic covariant statistical mechanics of many particles --
Quantum optics and damping --
Entanglements --
Quantum measurement and irreversibility --
Quantum Langevin equation and quantum Brownian motion --
Linear response : fluctuation and dissipation theorems --
Time-dependent quantum Green's functions --
Decay scattering --
Quantum statistical mechanics, extended --
Quantum transport with tunneling and reservoir ballistic transport --
Black hole thermodynamics.
Responsibility: William C. Schieve, Lawrence P. Horwitz.
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