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Quantum Statistics of Dense Gases and Nonideal Plasmas

  • Werner Ebeling
  • Vladimir E. Fortov
  • Vladimir Filinov

Part of the Springer Series in Plasma Science and Technology book series (SSPST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 1-66
  3. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 67-115
  4. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 117-191
  5. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 193-239
  6. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 241-278
  7. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 279-336
  8. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 337-366
  9. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 367-396
  10. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 397-442
  11. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 443-485
  12. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 487-519
  13. Werner Ebeling, Vladimir E. Fortov, Vladimir Filinov
    Pages 521-557
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 559-562

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is the pedagogical exploration of the basic principles of quantum-statistical thermodynamics as applied to various states of matter – ranging from rare gases to astrophysical matter with high-energy density. The reader will learn in this work that thermodynamics and quantum statistics are still the concepts on which even the most advanced research is operating - despite of a flood of modern concepts, classical entities like temperature, pressure, energy and entropy are shown to remain fundamental.

The physics of gases, plasmas and high-energy density matter is still a growing field and even though solids and liquids dominate our daily life, more than 99 percent of the visible Universe is in the state of gases and plasmas and the overwhelming part of matter exists at extreme conditions connected with very large energy densities, such as in the interior of stars.

This text, combining material from lectures and advanced seminars given by the authors over many decades, is a must-have introduction and reference for both newcomers and seasoned researchers alike.

Keywords

Quantum statistical ensembles Debye-Hückel-Saha theory Equation of state for plasmas High-energy density matter Non-equilibrium quantum statistics Quantum statistics textbook Quantum-statistical thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Werner Ebeling
    • 1
  • Vladimir E. Fortov
    • 2
  • Vladimir Filinov
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikHumboldt Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Joint Institute for High TemperaturesRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-66637-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66636-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66637-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-2007
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-2015
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