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Quantum mechanics and its emergent macrophysics /

by Sewell, G. L.
Published by : Princeton University Press, (Princeton :) Physical details: x, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 0691058326 (alk. paper). Subject(s): Quantum theory. | Quantum statistics. | Statistical thermodynamics. | Phase transformations (Statistical physics) | Electrodynamics. | Superconductivity. Year: 2002
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-285) and index.

Introductory discussion of quantum macrophysics -- The generalised quantum mechanical framework -- On symmetry, entropy and order -- Reversibility, irreversibility and macroscopic causality -- Thermal equilibrium states and phases -- Equilibrium thermodynamics and phase structure -- Macrostatistics and nonequilibrium thermodynamics -- Brief historical survey of theories of superconductivity -- Off-diagonal long range order and superconductive electrodynamics -- Schematic approach to a theory of nonequilibrium phase transitions, order and chaos -- Laser model as a paradigm of nonequilibrium phase structures.

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