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I Partition function of electrons in a magnetic field

  1. Jul 15, 2016 #1


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    Hello everyone,

    How can I calculate the partition function of N classical electrons (forgetting about the spin) in a box of volume V with Hamiltonian
    (The Hamiltonian is missing a factor of 1/(2m))
    I tried calculating the partition function of one electron first in the canonical ensemble but the integral seems to be quite hard to solve as I have 3 coordinates of momentum as well as 3 coordinates of vector potential but it doesn't seem to work...
    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Jul 21, 2016 #2
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