Stability and Equilibrium

  • Ola Bratteli
  • Derek W. Robinson
Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)


In the previous section we analyzed properties of individual KMS states and affine properties of the set of KMS states. But hitherto we made no attempts to justify the interpretation of KMS states as equilibrium states of quantummechanical systems. The purpose of this section is to remedy this omission.




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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ola Bratteli
    • 1
  • Derek W. Robinson
    • 2
  1. 1.Matematisk InstituttUniversitetet i OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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