Description - Continuous Quantum Measurements and Path Integrals by M. B. Mensky
Advances in technology are taking the accuracy of macroscopic as wwell as microscopic measurements close to the quantum limit. Interest in continuous quantum measurements has therefore grown considerably in recent years, and this book examines those measurements using Feynman path integrals. The path integral theory is developed to provide formulae for concrete physical effects. The main conclusion drawn from the theory is that an Uncertainty Principle exists for processes, in addition to the familiar one for states. This implies that a continuous measurement has an optimal accuracy - a balance between inefficient error and large quantum fluctuations (quantum noise).
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(235mm x 156mm x 12mm)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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