General Density Matrix Theory

  • Karl Blum
Part of the Physics of Atoms and Molecules book series (PAMO)


In this chapter the concepts introduced in Chapter 1 will be generalized to systems with more than two degrees of freedom. The examples discussed in the preceding sections will provide the physical background for the general treatment in this chapter. We will begin with a further discussion of pure and mixed states.


Density Matrix Pure State Density Operator Liouville Equation Excited Atom 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karl Blum
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  1. 1.University of MünsterMünsterGermany

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