By Gianfranco Capriz

This booklet proposes a brand new normal surroundings for theories of our bodies with microstructure after they are defined in the scheme of the con tinuum: along with the standard fields of classical thermomechanics (dis placement, tension, temperature, etc.) a few new fields input the image (order parameters, microstress, etc.). The ebook can be utilized in a semester direction for college students who've already lectures at the classical concept of continua and is meant as an advent to important themes: fabrics with voids, liquid crystals, meromorphic con tinua. actually, the content material is largely that of a sequence of lectures given in 1986 on the Scuola Estiva di Fisica Matematica in Ravello (Italy). i need to thank the medical Committee of the Gruppo di Fisica Matematica of the Italian nationwide Council of analysis (CNR) for the invitation to coach within the university. I additionally thank the Committee for arithmetic of CNR and the nationwide technological know-how starting place: they've got supported my study over a long time and given me the chance to review the subjects offered during this e-book, specifically via a USA-Italy software initiated via Professor Clifford A. Truesdell. My curiosity within the box dates again to a interval of collaboration with Paolo Podio-Guidugli and a few of the fundamental principles got here up in the course of our discussions.

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42) from t0 to t and using the boundary condition U 1, we obtain the key integral equation: ˆ (t, t0 ) = 1 − i U h¯ t t0 ˆ ( t , t0 ) . d t HEI (t )U (43) ˆ We first Then next step is to express the nonequilibrium average in terms of U. note that: ˆ (t, t0 )]† = U ˆ † (t, t0 )U † (t, t0 ) , U −1 (t, t0 ) = U † (t, t0 ) = [U0 (t, t0 )U (44) then Eq. (24) can be written: A(t) ne = Tr ρeq Uˆ † (t, t0 )U0† (t, t0 ) AU0 (t, t0 )Uˆ (t, t0 ) ˆ (t, t0 ) . = Tr ρeq Uˆ † (t, t0 ) AI (t)U (45) 26 2 Time-Dependent Phenomena in Condensed-Matter Systems ˆ In general The entire dependence on HE is now isolated in the operator U.

185) we obtain: S¯ T (k, ω) = +∞ −∞ dt +iωt e ∑ ρi V i, f N f ∑ eik·rl N i i l =1 ∑ e−ik·r j(t) f . (189) j =1 It is now convenient to rewrite Eq. (189) in terms of the density operator for the argon system. The density at point x and time t is: n(x, t) = N ∑ j =1 δ[x − r j (t)] . 2 Scattering Experiments The Fourier-transform of the density can be defined: 1 nk (t) = √ V 1 = √ V d3 x e−ik·x n(x, t) N ∑ e−ik·r j(t) . (191) j =1 We can then write: S¯ T (k, ω) = +∞ −∞ dt e+iωt ∑ ρi f |n−k |i i |nk (t)| f Since the set of final states is complete ∑ f | f S¯T (k, ω) = = = .

T ∂t (18) Using the equation of motion given by Eq. (14) and applying U −1 from the right, we obtain: i¯h ∂ −1 U (t, t ) = − U −1 (t, t ) HTs (t) . ∂t (19) Taking the hermitian adjoint of Eq. (14), using ( AB)† = B† A† , and the fact that HTs (t) is hermitian we find, −i¯h ∂ † U (t, t ) = U † (t, t ) HTs (t) . ∂t (20) Comparing Eqs. (19) and (20) we see that U is unitary: U † = U −1 . 1 Linear Response Theory We introduce U since it can be used to formally integrate the Heisenberg equations of motion in the form: A(t) = U −1 (t, t0 ) AU (t, t0) , (22) where A = A(t0 ).