# Thermodynamics of Coupled Identical Oscillators within the Path Integral Formalism

@article{FBrosens1997ThermodynamicsOC, title={Thermodynamics of Coupled Identical Oscillators within the Path Integral Formalism}, author={F.Brosens and Jozef T. Devreese and L. W. F. Lemmens}, journal={Physical Review E}, year={1997}, volume={55}, pages={227-236} }

A generalization of symmetrized density matrices in combination with the technique of generating functions allows to calculate the partition function of identical particles in a parabolic confining well. Harmonic two-body interactions (repulsive or attractive) are taken into account. Also the influence of a homogeneous magnetic field, introducing anisotropy in the model, is examined. Although the theory is developed for fermions and bosons, special attention is payed to the thermodynamic… Expand

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