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Here D equals β 2 (−∂ 2 /∂τ 2 − ∇2 + m2 ) in (x, τ ) space and β 2 (ωn2 + ω 2 ) in (p, ωn ) space, and (φ, Dφ) is the inner product on the function space. 34). 40) includes the zero-point energy. 42) ∂V V should be subtracted, since the vacuum is a state with zero energy and pressure. 4 Bose–Einstein condensation An interesting system is obtained by considering a theory with a charged scalar ﬁeld Φ. , they are each other’s antiparticle. 44) where α is a real constant. This is a global symmetry since the multiplying phase factor is independent of spacetime location.

82). 94). 99) can be evaluated in closed form, leading to P = T ln Z/V = μ4 /12π 2 + μ2 T 2 /6 + 7π 2 T 4 /180. Reference 1. Landau, L. , and Lifshitz, E. M. (1959). Statistical Physics (Pergamon Press, Oxford). Bibliography Path integrals in quantum mechanics Feynman, R. , Phys. Rev. 91, 1291 (1953). Feynman, R. P. and Hibbs, A. R. (1965). Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals (McGraw-Hill, New York). Functional integrals in ﬁeld theory Lee, T. D. (1982). Particle Physics and Introduction to Field Theory (Harwood Academic, London).

0 l! 18) The combinatoric factor takes into account indistinguishability, and the Kronecker delta picks out the contribution of order λl . 17) and summing over l eliminates the Kronecker delta: ∞ SI a0c1 SI2 a0c2 · · · = exp a1 ! =0 ∞ n=1 1 n S n! 19) Hence ln Z1 is simply the sum of the connected diagrams. 15). 4. The diagrammatic technique is a convenient means for keeping track of the combinatoric factors and the order of the coupling constant in a perturbative expansion of the partition function.