Condensate statistics and thermodynamics of weakly interacting Bose gas: Recursion relation approach Academic Article uri icon


  • We study condensate statistics and thermodynamics of weakly interacting Bose gas with a fixed total number N of particles in a cubic box. We find the exact recursion relation for the canonical ensemble partition function. Using this relation, we calculate the distribution function of condensate particles for N=200. We also calculate the distribution function based on multinomial expansion of the characteristic function. Similar to the ideal gas, both approaches give exact statistical moments for all temperatures in the framework of Bogoliubov model. We compare them with the results of unconstraint canonical ensemble quasiparticle formalism and the hybrid master equation approach. The present recursion relation can be used for any external potential and boundary conditions. We investigate the temperature dependence of the first few statistical moments of condensate fluctuations as well as thermodynamic potentials and heat capacity analytically and numerically in the whole temperature range. 2011 American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dorfman, K. E., Kim, M., & Svidzinsky, A. A.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Dorfman, KE||Kim, M||Svidzinsky, AA

publication date

  • March 2011