Quantum Kinetic Theory of Time Correlation Functions.
Abstract
The exact linear kinetic theory for time correlation functions is developed using modern classical theories as a guide. The utility of the formalism is demonstrated through two examples. When applied to a lowdensity degenerate gas the resulting kinetic equation reduces to a linearized version of the UehlingUhlenbeck equation. Also, a kinetic equation appropriate for a system interacting through long range forces is discussed by considering the selfdiffusion of an impurity in a plasma and the broadening of spectral emission lines by a plasma. The results obtained apply for degenerate as well as classical plasmas.
 Publication:

Ph.D. Thesis
 Pub Date:
 1978
 Bibcode:
 1978PhDT........66B
 Keywords:

 Physics: General;
 Functions (Mathematics);
 Kinetic Theory;
 Quantum Theory;
 Approximation;
 Degenerate Matter;
 Emission Spectra;
 Line Spectra;
 Operators (Mathematics);
 Plasmas (Physics);
 Physics (General)