The Theory of Open Quantum Systems

This book treats the central physical concepts and mathematical techniques used to investigate the dynamics of open quantum systems

Heinz-Peter Breuer; Francesco Petruccione

2010

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  • This book treats the central physical concepts and mathematical techniques used to investigate the dynamics of open quantum systems
  • To provide a self-contained presentation, the text begins with a survey of classical probability theory and with an introduction to the foundations of quantum mechanics, with particular emphasis on its statistical interpretation and on the formulation of generalized measurement theory through quantum operations and effects
  • The most important master equations used in quantum optics and condensed matter theory are derived and applied to the study of many examples
  • The book includes the modern formulation of open quantum systems in terms of stochastic processes in Hilbert space
  • The book expounds the relativistic theory of quantum measurements and the density matrix theory of relativistic quantum electrodynamics
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