General Density Matrix Theory

  • Karl BlumEmail author
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 64)


In this chapter the concepts introduced in Chap. 1 will be generalized to systems with more than two degrees of freedom. The examples discussed in the preceding sections will provide the physical background for the general treatment in this chapter. We will begin with a further discussion of pure and mixed states.


Density Matrix Pure State Density Operator Liouville Equation Excited Atom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany

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