Chemistry Quantum Mechanics and Reductionism

Author: H. Primas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783662113141
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Science

The purpose of this book is to provide a deeper insight into the modern theories of molecular matter. It incorporates the most important developments which have taken place during the last decades and reflects the modern trend to abstraction. At the present state of the art we have acquired a fairly good knowledge of "how to. compute" small molecules us ing the methods of quantum chemistry. Yet, in spite of many statements to the contrary and many superficial discussions, the theoretical basis of chemistry and biology is not safely in our hands. It is all but impossible to summarize the modern developments of the theory of matter in nontechnical language. But I hope that I can give some feeling for the problems, the intellectual excitements and the wor ries of some theoreticians. I know very well that such an enterprise is a dangerous adventure and that one says that a clever scientist should take care of his reputation by barricading himself behind the safe wall of his speciality. This volume is not meant to be a textbook; in many respects it has complementary goals. For good and bad reasons, most textbooks ignore the historical and philosophical aspects and go ahead on the basis of crude simplifications; many even lie like the devil and do not shrink from naive indoctrination. Some sections of this book can be read as commentaries on our standard texts, they are intended to stir the waters with controversy.

Quantum State Estimation

Author: Matteo Paris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540223290
Release Date: 2004-08-11
Genre: Science

This book is a comprehensive survey of most of the theoretical and experimental achievements in the field of quantum estimation of states and operations. Albeit still quite young, this field has already been recognized as a necessary tool for research in quantum optics and quantum information, beyond being a fascinating subject in its own right since it touches upon the conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. The book consists of twelve extensive lectures that are essentially self-contained and modular, allowing combination of various chapters as a basis for advanced courses and seminars on theoretical or experimental aspects. The last two chapters, for instance, form a self-contained exposition on quantum discrimination problems. The book will benefit graduate students and newcomers to the field as a high-level but accessible textbook, lecturers in search for advanced course material and researchers wishing to consult a modern and authoritative source of reference.

Asymptotic Theory of Quantum Statistical Inference

Author: Masahito Hayashi
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814481984
Release Date: 2005-02-21
Genre: Science

' Quantum statistical inference, a research field with deep roots in the foundations of both quantum physics and mathematical statistics, has made remarkable progress since 1990. In particular, its asymptotic theory has been developed during this period. However, there has hitherto been no book covering this remarkable progress after 1990; the famous textbooks by Holevo and Helstrom deal only with research results in the earlier stage (1960s-1970s). This book presents the important and recent results of quantum statistical inference. It focuses on the asymptotic theory, which is one of the central issues of mathematical statistics and had not been investigated in quantum statistical inference until the early 1980s. It contains outstanding papers after Holevo's textbook, some of which are of great importance but are not available now. The reader is expected to have only elementary mathematical knowledge, and therefore much of the content will be accessible to graduate students as well as research workers in related fields. Introductions to quantum statistical inference have been specially written for the book. Asymptotic Theory of Quantum Statistical Inference: Selected Papers will give the reader a new insight into physics and statistical inference. Contents:Hypothesis TestingQuantum Cramér-Rao Bound in Mixed States ModelQuantum Cramér-Rao Bound in Pure States ModelGroup Symmetric Approach to Pure States ModelLarge Deviation Theory in Quantum EstimationFuther Topics on Quantum Statistical Inference Readership: Graduate students in quantum physics, mathematical physics, and probability and statistics. Keywords:Quantum Information;Estimation Theory;Statistics;Statistical Inference;Mathematical Physics;Asymptotic Theory;Hypothesis TestingReviews:“This book will give the scholars new insight into physics and statistical inference.”Zentralblatt MATH '

Quantum Information Theory

Author: Mark M. Wilde
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107034259
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Genre: Computers

A self-contained, graduate-level textbook that develops from scratch classical results as well as advances of the past decade.

Statistical Structure of Quantum Theory

Author: Alexander S. Holevo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540420828
Release Date: 2001-06-20
Genre: Mathematics

New ideas on the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, related to the theory of quantum measurement, as well as the emergence of quantum optics, quantum electronics and optical communications have shown that the statistical structure of quantum mechanics deserves special investigation. In the meantime it has become a mature subject. In this book, the author, himself a leading researcher in this field, surveys the basic principles and results of the theory, concentrating on mathematically precise formulations. Special attention is given to the measurement dynamics. The presentation is pragmatic, concentrating on the ideas and their motivation. For detailed proofs, the readers, researchers and graduate students, are referred to the extensively documented literature.

Compendium of Quantum Physics

Author: Daniel Greenberger
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540706267
Release Date: 2009-07-25
Genre: Science

With contributions by leading quantum physicists, philosophers and historians, this comprehensive A-to-Z of quantum physics provides a lucid understanding of key concepts of quantum theory and experiment. It covers technical and interpretational aspects alike, and includes both traditional and new concepts, making it an indispensable resource for concise, up-to-date information about the many facets of quantum physics.

Introduction to Photon Communication

Author: Cherif Bendjaballah
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540492061
Release Date: 2008-09-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In recent years, progress in the generation of squeezed states of light, mainly characterized by a reduced noise property, has stimulated important work in relation to their potential use to improve the sensitivity of optical communication systems. These notes are devoted to the detection and information processing of optical signals at very low levels of power. A survey of recent developments from the quantum and classical points of view is presented. Ultimate limits of performance under the criteria of detection and information are established. Some of the results are detailed and may be utilized for the design of practical systems of communication using present technology. The book addresses physicists and engineers interested in present and future developments in optical communications.


ISBN: UIUC:30112121914805
Release Date: 1980
Genre: Computer engineering

Laser handbook

Author: E. O. Schulz-Dubois
Publisher: North-Holland
ISBN: UOM:39015017153316
Release Date: 1972-12
Genre: Technology & Engineering