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Interacting Systems far from Equilibrium: Quantum Kinetic Theory

Klaus Morawetz


In quantum statistics based on many-body Green’s functions, the effective medium is represented by the selfenergy. This book aims to discuss the selfenergy from this point of view. The knowledge of the exact selfenergy is equivalent to the knowledge of the exact correlation function from which one can evaluate any single-particle observable. Complete interpretations of the selfenergy are as rich as the properties of the many-body systems. It will be shown that classical features are helpful to understand the selfenergy, but in many cases we have to include additional aspects describing the int ... More

Keywords: microscopic theory of correlations, many-body theory, quantum kinetic theory, nonequilibrium Green’s functions, applications in plasma, solid state, nuclear physics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198797241
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198797241.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Klaus Morawetz, author
Professor of Mathematics and Many-Body Theory, Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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