Item description for Quantum Theory and Its Stochastic Limit by Luigi Accardi...
The subject of this book is a new mathematical technique, the stochastic limit, developed for solving nonlinear problems in quantum theory involving systems with infinitely many degrees of freedom (typically quantum fields or gases in the thermodynamic limit). This technique is condensed into some easily applied rules (called "stochastic golden rules"), which allow us to single out the dominating contributions to the dynamical evolution of systems in regimes involving long times and small effects. In the stochastic limit the original Hamiltonian theory is approximated using a new Hamiltonian theory which is singular. These singular Hamiltonians still define a unitary evolution, and the new equations give much more insight into the relevant physical phenomena than the original Hamiltonian equations. Especially, one can explicitly compute multi-time correlations (e.g. photon statistics) or coherent vectors, which are beyond the reach of typical asymptotic techniques.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.68 lbs.
Release Date Sep 17, 2002
ISBN 3540419284 ISBN13 9783540419280
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