Synopses & Reviews
Practical developments in such fields as optical coherence, communication engineering, and laser technology have developed from the applications of stochastic methods. This introductory survey offers a broad view of some of the most useful stochastic methods and techniques in quantum physics, functional analysis, probability theory, communications, and electrical engineering. Starting with a history of quantum mechanics, it examines both the quantum logic approach and the operational approach, with explorations of random fields and quantum field theory.
The text assumes a basic knowledge of functional analysis; although some experience with probability theory and quantum mechanics is helpful, necessary ideas and results from these two disciplines are developed as needed. A selection of exercises follows each chapter, and proofs to most of the theorems are included. A comprehensive bibliography allows researchers and students to continue in the direction of their individual interests.
Synopsis
This introductory survey of stochastic methods and techniques in quantum physics, functional analysis, probability theory, communications, and electrical engineering also serves as a useful and comprehensive reference volume. 1979 edition.
Synopsis
This introductory treatment surveys useful stochastic methods and techniques in quantum physics, functional analysis, probability theory, communications, and electrical engineering. Starting with a history of quantum mechanics, it examines both the quantum logic approach and the operational approach, with explorations of random fields and quantum field theory. 1979 edition.
Table of Contents
Preface
1. The History of Quantum Mechanics
2. A Different Kind of Probability
3. The Quantum Logic Approach
4. The Operational Approach
5. Mathematical Interlude
6. Random Fields
7. Quantum Field Theory
Bibliography
Index