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A NOTE ON THE NON-COMMUTATIVE LAPLACE–VARADHAN INTEGRAL LEMMA

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We continue the study of the free energy of quantum lattice spin systems where to the local Hamiltonian H an arbitrary mean field term is added, a polynomial function of the arithmetic mean of some local observables X and Y that do not necessarily commute. By slightly extending a recent paper by Hiai, Mosonyi, Ohno and Petz [10], we prove in general that the free energy is given by a variational principle over the range of the operators X and Y. As in [10], the result is a non-commutative extension of the Laplace–Varadhan asymptotic formula.
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2010-01-01
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