Stochastic Processes in Physics and Chemistry, Third Edition (North-Holland Personal Library) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2007/5/7
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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
By N.G. Van Kampen, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
careful writer. I would give this book ten stars if allowed. The book presents many important topics in
a very comfortable manner that many working scientists would like to see. Besides the standard
contents on probability, stochastic processes and classical/quantum physics, the authors made many
insightful comments (small letters) originating from his deep thoughts and sharp observations on many
issues ranging from foundation of probability to quantum mechanics.
The book is a high quality scholarly monograph on a topic that is of fundamental importance in physics,
chemistry and engineering science. The good authors like Van Kampen nowadays are very rare. I could
not praise this book more.
It's a print replica, which is the correct way to handle books on physics, maths, etc., considering that the "default" kindle format is not suitable for books with a lot of mathematical formulas. (To compare, you can see how Newman's Networks: An Introduction is screwed up by the "default" format")
Since it's a print replica, it looks as nice as the print edition, and it is searchable. It also contains a nice table of contents which you can click. However, the index has no links at all, which is unacceptable for an ebook.
I bought this at 80 USD, which is just a little bit (several USD) cheaper than the print version. It is seriously overpriced considering that this ebook is only of mediocre quality.
Although it doesn't read like it, this book is actually quite dense with information. It is not uncommon for me to come across a difficult problem in my work, only to find it solved in here. There are many exercises, all of which are interesting and add to the presentation in each chapter.
I do not have any complaints about this book, and I can not recommend any other book more highly than this for anyone interested in learning more about stochastic processes. Even as a first book on the subject, for readers with sufficient mathematical sophistication I can not think of a better book.
A final note: the changes to the third edition are apparently mostly in the chapter on quantum mechanics. You might consider trying to find a bargain on the second edition if such changes are not important to you!
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