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Author Schieve, W. C.

Title Quantum statistical mechanics / William C. Schieve, Lawrence P. Horwitz
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 414 pages)
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Quantum statistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Horwitz, L. P. (Lawrence Paul), 1930-
ISBN 051162655X (electronic bk.)
1139129155 (electronic bk.)
9780511626555 (electronic bk.)
9781139129152 (electronic bk.)