Quantum Statistical Mechanics

1st Edition

Leo P. Kadanoff, Gordon Baym, David Pines

CRC Press
Published November 1, 1994
Textbook - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780201410464 - CAT# K376602

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Table of Contents

Publisher’s Foreword -- Advanced Book Classics -- Vita -- Special Preface -- Editor’s Foreword -- Preface -- Mathematical Introduction -- Information Contained in G>and G< -- The Hartree and Hartree-Fock Approximations -- Effect of Collisions on G -- A Technique for Deriving Green’s Function Approximations -- Transport Phenomena -- The Hartree Approximation, the Collisionless Boltzmann Equation, and the Random Phase Approximation -- Relation between Real and Imaginary Time Response Functions -- Slowly Varying Disturbances and the Boltzmann Equation -- Quasi-Equilibrium Behavior: Sound Propagation -- The Landau Theory of the Normal Fermi Liquid -- The Shielded Potential -- The T Approximation -- Appendix: Finite-Temperature Perturbation Theory


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