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Transport Theory
Lecture Notes

Part I: Statistical Mechanics in a Nutshell [ps-file]

Contents:

  1. Some probability theory
  2. Macroscopic Systems in Equilibrium
  3. Linear Response

Part II: Projected Dynamics

[PR ....] = Section .... of: J. Rau and B. Müller, From Reversible Quantum Microdynamics to Irreversible Quantum Transport, Physics Reports 272, 1 (1996) [ps-file]

Contents:

  1. Beyond Equilibrium - Warmup
  2. Projection technique
  3. Example: Quantum Boltzmann equation