Linear Response Theory
by Peter Hertel
Publisher: University of Osnabrueck, Germany 2005
Number of pages: 59
Contents: Maxwell equations; A simple model; Thermodynamic equilibrium; Perturbing the equilibrium; Dielectric susceptibility; Dispersion relations; Dissipation-fluctuation theorem; Onsager relations; Electro- and magnetooptic effects; Spatial dispersion; Non-linear response.
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