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Master Equation Approach for an Ideal Bose Gas

  • K. T. Kapale
  • M. O. Scully
  • M. S. Zubairyl
Conference paper

Abstract

Though experimentally more relevant, treatment of a confined ideal Bose gas through canonical ensemble is a formidable task due to the partide number conservation condition. We show here that the recently developed non-equilibrium master equation approach gives an equilibrium solution which is faithful to the canonical ensemble result.

Keywords

Master Equation Equilibrium Solution Canonical Ensemble Detailed Balance Trap Level 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. T. Kapale
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. O. Scully
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. S. Zubairyl
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.Max-Planck Institut fur QuantenoptikGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Department of ElectronicsQuaid-i-Azarn UniversityIslamabadPakistan

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