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Statistical mechanics in a covariant gauge

Matt Crawford

Statistical mechanics in a covariant gauge

by Matt Crawford

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Statementby Matt Crawford.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 92/510 (Q)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Paginationp. 1956-1961.
Number of Pages1961
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1388126M
LC Control Number92955256

Applications from condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics and elementary particle theory appear in the book. An obvious omission here is general relativity--we apologize for this. We originally intended to discuss general relativity. However, both the need to keep the size of the book within the reasonable limits and the fact that accounts of the topology and geometry of relativity are. On the other hand, there exists another kind of gauge leading to a much simpler and more physical formulation of electrodynamics and very often used in some applications: that is the Coulomb gauge'), defined by a purely geometrical condition, O - A = 0, Unfortunately, this gauge leads to a non-covariant Author: Michel Poulain.

This book-broject contains my lectures on quantum field theory (QFT) which were delivered during the academic years , and at the University of Annaba to first year and second year master students in theoretical physics. Each part of the book covers. Statistical Mechanics, Gravity, and Euclidean Theory Dmitri V. Fursaev Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Dubna, Russia e-mail: [email protected] Abstract A review of computations of free energy for Gibbs states on stationary but not static gravitational and gauge backgrounds is given.

Statistical Mechanics by Henri J.F. Jansen. This book covers the following topics: The canonical ensemble, Variable number of particles, Statistics of independent particles, Fermions and Bosons, Density matrix formalism, Classical statistical mechanics, Mean Field Theory, General methods: critical exponent. Author (s): Henri J.F. Jansen. The idea that a preferred physical time variable is singled out by the statistical properties of the state is proposed. A scheme for a generally covariant statistical thermodynamics is put forward, by extending the Gibbs formalism to the presymplectic, or constrained, dynamical systems. This scheme is Cited by:


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