Book Volume 784 2009

Quantum Thermodynamics

Emergence of Thermodynamic Behavior Within Composite Quantum Systems

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ISBN: 978-3-540-70509-3 (Print) 978-3-540-70510-9 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages 1-13

  2. Background

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-6

      Introduction

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      Chapter

      Pages 7-22

      Basics of Quantum Mechanics

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      Chapter

      Pages 23-39

      Basics of Thermodynamics and Statistics

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      Chapter

      Pages 41-62

      Brief Review of Pertinent Concepts

  3. Equilibrium

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      Pages 63-63

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      Pages 65-68

      The Program for the Foundation of Thermodynamics

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      Chapter

      Pages 69-76

      Outline of the Present Approach

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      Chapter

      Pages 77-83

      Dynamics and Averages in Hilbert Space

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      Chapter

      Pages 85-93

      Typicality of Observables and States

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-105

      System and Environment

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      Pages 107-117

      The Typical Reduced State of the System

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      Chapter

      Pages 119-127

      Entanglement, Correlations and Local Entropy

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      Chapter

      Pages 129-138

      Generic Spectra of Large Systems

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      Chapter

      Pages 139-148

      Temperature

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      Pages 149-155

      Pressure and Adiabatic Processes

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      Chapter

      Pages 157-171

      Quantum Mechanical and Classical State Densities

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      Chapter

      Pages 173-188

      Equilibration in Model Systems

  4. Non-Equilibrium

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Chapter

      Pages 191-199

      Brief Review of Relaxation and Transport Theories

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      Chapter

      Pages 201-213

      Projection Operator Techniques and Hilbert Space Average Method1

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      Chapter

      Pages 215-225

      Finite Systems as Thermostats

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      Chapter

      Pages 227-240

      Projective Approach to Dynamical Transport

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