Mathematical Feynman path integrals and their applications /

Although more than 60 years have passed since their first appearance, Feynman path integrals have yet to lose their fascination and luster. They are not only a formidable instrument of theoretical physics, but also a mathematical challenge; in fact, several mathematicians in the last 40 years have d...

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Main Author: Mazzucchi, Sonia.
Corporate Author: World Scientific (Firm)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2009.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction. 1.1. Wiener's and Feynman's integration. 1.2. The Feynman functional. 1.3. Infinite dimensional oscillatory integrals
  • 2. Infinite dimensional oscillatory integrals. 2.1. Finite dimensional oscillatory integrals. 2.2. The Parseval type equality. 2.3. Generalized Fresnel integrals. 2.4. Infinite dimensional oscillatory integrals. 2.5. Polynomial phase functions
  • 3. Feynman Path Integrals and the Schrödinger equation. 3.1. The anharmonic oscillator with a bounded anharmonic potential. 3.2. Time dependent potentials. 3.3. Phase space Feynman path integrals. 3.4. Magnetic field. 3.5. Quartic potential
  • 4. The stationary phase method and the semiclassical limit of quantum mechanics. 4.1. Asymptotic expansions. 4.2. The stationary phase method. Finite dimensional case. 4.3. The stationary phase method. Infinite dimensional case. 4.4. The semiclassical limit of quantum mechanics. 4.5. The trace formula
  • 5. Open quantum systems. 5.1. Feynman path integrals and open quantum systems. 5.2. The Feynman-Vernon influence functional. 5.3. The stochastic Schrödinger equation
  • 6. Alternative approaches to Feynman path integration. 6.1. Analytic continuation of Wiener integrals. 6.2. The sequential approach. 6.3. White noise calculus. 6.4. Poisson processes. 6.5. Further approaches and results.