Quantum Field Theoretical Methods in Statistical Mechanics

  • Ryogo Kubo
  • Morikazu Toda
  • Natsuki Hashitsume
Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 31)


We have seen that macroscopic properties in a linear irreversible process are determined by the response function, the relaxation function, the complex admittance or the double-time correlation functions. This chapter briefly describes techniques for calculating these functions. Of course, there are many methods of calculation, each of which has its own merits and demerits and has particular key points to be considered. A simple example for the determination of the response function by using the kinetic theoretical method was given in Chap. 3.


Spectral Function Feynman Diagram Perturbational Expansion External Line Dyson Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryogo Kubo
    • 1
    • 4
  • Morikazu Toda
    • 2
  • Natsuki Hashitsume
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and TechnologyKeio UniversityKohoku-ku, Yokohama 223Japan
  2. 2.Tokyo University of EducationShibuya-ku, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Faculty of ScienceOchanomizu UniversityTokyo 112Japan
  4. 4.University of TokyoJapan

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