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Derivation of the Euler equations from quantum dynamics

Mathematical Physics & Probability

Speaker: Bruno Nachtergaele, Mathematics, UC Davis
Location: 693 Kerr
Start time: Tue, Dec 7 1999, 4:10PM

In the hydrodynamic scaling limit the quantum dynamics of the particle density, velocity and energy density of a Fermi gas with a short-range pair potential is given by the standard Euler equations in which the pressure function is the one computed from quantum statistical mechanics.

This is a preliminary report on joint work with H.T. Yau.