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Problems in the quantum theory of many-particle systems

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A finite temperature perturbation theory for the Heisenberg model of ferromagnetism is presented. A modified Wick's theorem proved for S=½ and finite temperatures allows the terms in the expansion for the temperature dependent Green's function to be expressed by linked Feynman-like diagrams. The diagrams differ from the usual boson and fermion diagrams in the appearance of time (temperature) dependent dotted lines between prop...

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University of Oxford
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Publication date:
1966
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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polonsky:11:6

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