Description 
1 online resource (xvi, 463 pages) : illustrations 
Series 
NorthHolland personal library 

NorthHolland personal library.

Contents 
Preface to the first edition  Preface to the second edition  Preface to the second edition  Abbreviated references  I. Stochastic variables  II. Random events  III. Stochastic processes  IV. Markov processes  V. The master equation  VI. Onestep processes  VII. Chemical reactions  VIII. The FokkerPlanck equation  IX. The Langevin approach  X. The expansion of the master equation  XI. The diffusion type  XII. Firstpassage problems  XIII. Unstable systems  XIV. Fluctuations in continuous systems  XV. The statistics of jump events  XVI. Stochastic differential equations  XVII. Stochastic behavior of quantum systems  Subject Index 
Summary 
The third edition of Van Kampen's standard work has been revised and updated. The main difference with the second edition is that the contrived application of the quantum master equation in section 6 of chapter XVII has been replaced with a satisfactory treatment of quantum fluctuations. Apart from that throughout the text corrections have been made and a number of references to later developments have been included. From the recent textbooks the following are the most relevant. C.W. Gardiner, Quantum Optics (Springer, Berlin 1991) D.T. Gillespie, Markov Processes (Academic Press, San Diego 1992) W.T. Coffey, Yu. P. Kalmykov, and J.T. Waldron, The Langevin Equation (2nd edition, World Scientific, 2004) * Comprehensive coverage of fluctuations and stochastic methods for describing them * A must for students and researchers in applied mathematics, physics and physical chemistry 
Notes 
Previous edition: Amsterdam: NorthHolland, 1992 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references and index 
Notes 
Print version record 
Subject 
Chemistry, Physical and theoretical  Statistical methods.


Statistical physics.


Stochastic processes.

Form 
Electronic book

ISBN 
0080475361 (electronic bk.) 

0444529659 

9780080475363 (electronic bk.) 

9780444529657 
