Thermodynamic Properties of a Trapped Interacting Bose Gas

A Bose gas in an external potential is studied by means of the local density approximation. Analytical results are derived for the thermodynamic properties of an ideal Bose gas in a generic power-law trapping potential, and their dependence on the mutual interaction of atoms in the case of a non-ideal Bose gas. PACS numbers: 03.75.Fi, 32.80.Pj Typeset using… (More)