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Quantum statistical mechanics

Author: William C Schieve; Lawrence P Horwitz
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009, cop. 2009.
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Introduces many-body theory of modern quantum statistical mechanics to graduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering and biology.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Schieve; Lawrence P Horwitz
ISBN: 9780521841467 0521841461
OCLC Number: 495310595
Description: 1 vol. (XIV-414 p.) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Foundations of quantum statistical mechanics; 2. Elementary examples; 3. Quantum statistical master equation; 4. Quantum kinetic equations; 5. Quantum irreversibility; 6. Entropy and dissipation: the microscopic theory; 7. Global equilibrium: thermostatics and the microcanonical ensemble; 8. Bose-Einstein ideal gas condensation; 9. Scaling, renormalization and the Ising model; 10. Relativistic covariant statistical mechanics of many particles; 11. Quantum optics and damping; 12. Entanglements; 13. Quantum measurement and irreversibility; 14. Quantum Langevin equation: quantum Brownian motion; 15. Linear response: fluctuation and dissipation theorems; 16. Time dependent quantum Green's functions; 17. Decay scattering; 18. Quantum statistical mechanics, extended; 19. Quantum transport with tunneling and reservoir ballistic transport; 20. Black hole thermodynamics; Appendix; Index.
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