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Lectures on Quantum Statistics

With Applications to Dilute Gases and Plasmas

  • Werner Ebeling
  • Thorsten Pöschel
Book

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 953)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 1-17
  3. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 19-53
  4. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 55-90
  5. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 91-140
  6. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 141-170
  7. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 171-210
  8. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 211-231
  9. Werner Ebeling, Thorsten Pöschel
    Pages 233-266
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book

Introduction

Most of the matter in our universe is in a gaseous or plasma state. Yet, most textbooks on quantum statistics focus on examples from and applications in condensed matter systems, due to the prevalence of solids and liquids in our day-to-day lives. In an attempt to remedy that oversight, this book consciously focuses on teaching the subject matter in the context of (dilute) gases and plasmas, while aiming primarily at graduate students and young researchers in the field of quantum gases and plasmas for some of the more advanced topics. The majority of the material is based on a two-semester course held jointly by the authors over many years, and has benefited from extensive feedback provided by countless students and co-workers. The book also includes many historical remarks on the roots of quantum statistics: firstly because students appreciate and are strongly motivated by looking back at the history of a given field of research, and secondly because the spirit permeating this book has been deeply influenced by meetings and discussions with several pioneers of quantum statistics over the past few decades.

Keywords

real quantum gas Virial expansion Quantum kinetic theory Bound states in plasmas Phase transitions in cold quantum gases

Authors and affiliations

  • Werner Ebeling
    • 1
  • Thorsten Pöschel
    • 2
  1. 1.FB PhysikHumboldt Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-05734-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05733-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05734-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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