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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750302289
ISBN-10: 0750302283
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 188
Imprint: Institute of Physics Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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