Connection of the classical electromagnetic zeropoint radiation spectrum to quantum mechanics for dipole harmonic oscillators
Abstract
Recently the classical electrodynamic zeropoint spectrum was derived as being the appropriate spectrum for the thermodynamic definition of absolutezero temperature to hold for classical, electric dipole harmonic oscillators [Cole, Phys. Rev. A 42, 1847 (1990)]. This analysis involved the lengthy calculation of nonperturbative, retarded van der Waals thermodynamic functions. Here this derivation is shown to hold for the much simpler unretarded, resonance situation. The connection to quantum mechanics is then more immediate.
 Publication:

Physical Review A
 Pub Date:
 June 1992
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevA.45.8953
 Bibcode:
 1992PhRvA..45.8953C
 Keywords:

 05.90.+m;
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 Other topics in statistical physics thermodynamics and nonlinear dynamical systems;
 Thermodynamics;
 Intramolecular energy transfer;
 intramolecular dynamics;
 dynamics of van der Waals molecules