Tsai, H-M; Müller, B, *Entropy production and equilibration in Yang-Mills quantum mechanics*,
Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 85 no. 1
(2012),
pp. 011110 [repository], [doi] .
**Abstract:**

*The Husimi distribution provides for a coarse-grained representation of the phase-space distribution of a quantum system, which may be used to track the growth of entropy of the system. We present a general and systematic method of solving the Husimi equation of motion for an isolated quantum system, and we construct a coarse-grained Hamiltonian whose expectation value is exactly conserved. As an application, we numerically solve the Husimi equation of motion for two-dimensional Yang-Mills quantum mechanics (the x-y model) and calculate the time evolution of the coarse-grained entropy of a highly excited state. We show that the coarse-grained entropy saturates to a value that coincides with the microcanonical entropy corresponding to the energy of the system. © 2012 American Physical Society.*