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External Fields

  • Walter T. GrandyJr.
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Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 19)

Abstract

In this chapter we shall take the first step toward introducing interactions into the many body system. The study of particle-particle interactions will be deferred until the next chapter, while here we investigate some aspects of particle-field interactions. Essentially, the model is that of otherwise-free particles in the presence of external fields. Application of such fields often connotes a scenario in which the system is driven from equilibrium. This is certainly the case for time-dependent perturbing fields, but their study will not be taken up until Volume II. Here the system is presumed to remain in thermal equilibrium.

Keywords

Partition Function External Field Landau Level Uniform Magnetic Field Oscillatory Term 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter T. GrandyJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of WyomingUSA

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