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The lowest quantum energy called the energy of zero point motion, is not zero. It is found that the most stable state of any quantum system is not a state of static equilibrium in the configuration of lowest potential energy. It is rather a dynamic equilibrium for the zero point motion, which may be characterized by the minimum average total (potential+kinetic) energy under the condition that each coordinate have a range and the corresponding momentum has a range so that the product satisfies the Heisenberg uncertainty relation: The most remarkable example of a macroscopic body in dynamic equilibrium is liquid helium (He).
Depending on their values, the energy surface represented by Eq. 46) is ellipsoidal or hyperboloidal. See Fig. 9. If the Cartesian axes are taken along the major axes of the ellipsoid, Eq. 1). These are Newtonian equations of motion. Only a set of three effective masses are introduced. The Bloch electron moves in an anisotropic environment if the effective masses are different. Let us now go back to the general case. The function f may be determined from the dispersion relation as follows: Take a point A at the constant-energy surface represented by Eq.
A) Compute the momentum-space volume between the surfaces represented by and By counting the number of quantum states in this volume, obtain Eq. 30). (b) Derive Eq. 25). Hint: Convert the integral over the ellipsoidal surface into that over a spherical surface. 5 Equations of Motion for a Bloch Electron We discuss, in this section, how conduction electrons respond to the applied electromagnetic fields.  Let us recall that in the Fermi liquid model each electron in a crystal moves independently in an extremely weak latticeperiodic effective potential We write down the Schrödinger equation: According to Bloch’s theorem, the wavefunction satisfies The Bravais vector can take on only discrete values, and its minimum length can equal the lattice constant This generates a limitation on the domain in k.