TY - BOOK

T1 - Quantum statistical mechanics

AU - Schieve, William C.

AU - Horwitz, Lawrence P.

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© W. Schieve and L. Horwitz 2009.

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - The book provides a contemporary understanding of irreversibility, particularly in quantum systems. It explains entropy production in quantum kinetic theory and in the master equation formulation of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The first half of the book focuses on the foundations of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics with emphasis on quantum mechanics. The second half of the book contains alternative views of quantum statistical mechanics, and topics of current interest for advanced graduate level study and research. Unique to textbooks on this subject, this book contains a discussion of the fundamental Gleason theorem. Quantum entanglements are treated in application to quantum computation and the difficulties arising from decoherence. The relativistic generalization of the Boltzmann equation is derived, and modern transport applications to reservoir ballistic transport are developed.

AB - The book provides a contemporary understanding of irreversibility, particularly in quantum systems. It explains entropy production in quantum kinetic theory and in the master equation formulation of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The first half of the book focuses on the foundations of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics with emphasis on quantum mechanics. The second half of the book contains alternative views of quantum statistical mechanics, and topics of current interest for advanced graduate level study and research. Unique to textbooks on this subject, this book contains a discussion of the fundamental Gleason theorem. Quantum entanglements are treated in application to quantum computation and the difficulties arising from decoherence. The relativistic generalization of the Boltzmann equation is derived, and modern transport applications to reservoir ballistic transport are developed.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84952649356&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1017/CBO9780511626555

DO - 10.1017/CBO9780511626555

M3 - ספר

AN - SCOPUS:84952649356

SN - 9780521841467

BT - Quantum statistical mechanics

PB - Cambridge University Press

ER -