Density operators and other tools of quantum statistics

Article in Edited Volumes
(Book chapter)

Publication Details

Author(s): Ebeling W, Pöschel T
Title edited volumes: Lectures on Quantum Statistics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Publication year: 2019
Title of series: Lecture Notes in Physics
Volume: 953
Pages range: 91-140
ISBN: 978-3-030-05734-3
ISSN: 0075-8450


In this chapter, we will introduce useful tools of Quantum Statistics. Most of them will be used in later chapters of this book to solve concrete problems. Our survey covers, of course, the most prominent methods such as density operators introduced by von Neumann and Landau, Wigner’s phase-space functions method, and Bogolyubov’s method of reduced density operators. Matsubara’s thermodynamical Green’s functions and real-time Green’s functions are important methods in the field of quantum plasmas but are discussed here only rather briefly.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Pöschel, Thorsten Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Multiscale Simulation of Particulate Systems

External institutions with authors

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

How to cite

Ebeling, W., & Pöschel, T. (2019). Density operators and other tools of quantum statistics. In Lectures on Quantum Statistics. (pp. 91-140). Springer Verlag.

Ebeling, Werner, and Thorsten Pöschel. "Density operators and other tools of quantum statistics." Lectures on Quantum Statistics. Springer Verlag, 2019. 91-140.


Last updated on 2019-29-05 at 13:38