SOLVING OPEN QUESTIONS IN THE BOSEEINSTEIN CONDENSATION OF AN IDEAL GAS VIA A HYBRID MIXTURE OF LASER AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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2007 by World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Fluctuations in the Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) remain a rich field of study even in the ideal gas limit. We here present the laser master equation approach to the problem in the spirit of Eugene P. Wigner who said: "With classical thermodynamics, one can calculate almost everything crudely; with kinetic theory, one can calculate fewer things, but more accurately; and with statistical mechanics, one can calculate almost nothing exactly." The combination of kinetic theory plus statistical mechanics proves to be a powerful combination for the calculation of essentially exact BEC equilibrium results.
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KIM, M., SVIDZINSKY, A., & SCULLY, M. O.
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KIM, M||SVIDZINSKY, A||SCULLY, MO