Quantum Statistical Mechanics (BOK)

William C Schieve, Lawrence P Horwitz

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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. It explains entropy production in quantum kinetic theory and in the master equation formulation of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The first half of the book focuses on the foundations of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics with emphasis on quantum mechanics. The second half of the book contains alternative views of quantum statistical mechanics, and topics of current interest for advanced graduate level study and research. Unique to textbooks on this subject, this book contains a discussion of the fundamental Gleason theorem. Quantum entanglements are treated in application to quantum computation and the difficulties arising from decoherence. The relativistic generalization of the Boltzmann equation is derived, and modern transport applications to reservoir ballistic transport are developed.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Lawrence P Horwitz, William C Schieve
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521841467
Antall sider 428 Dimensjoner 17,4cm x 24,7cm x 2,4cm
Vekt 990 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Condensed matter physics (liquid state & solid state physics)