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ISBN-13: 978-0444529657 ISBN-10: 0444529659 Edition: 3rd

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  • Series: North-Holland Personal Library
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: North Holland; 3 edition (May 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0444529659
  • ISBN-13: 978-0444529657
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By K. MCHALE on July 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is my favorite textbook. It is highly readable; everything is explained very clearly without being verbose, and it is very logically organized. One of the book's best features is the author's commentary on the inappropriate uses of particular approaches or the care needed in working particular problems correctly. These insightful sections are clearly the result of a true mastery of the subject and make easier the use of the book for self-study, in which access to such commentary (from a lecturer) is typically not available.

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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Purushottam D. Dixit on May 19, 2007
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Before I knew of this book, I used to refer to Chandrasekhar's paper on stochastic processes. This book is very physical and tries to avoid unnecessary dry mathematical rigour (replacing it with clear physical insights) Also the physical problems considered in the book to elucidate the mathematical framework vary from fundamental physics to applications. The exercises are essential but otherwise also the book is a smooth reader. The sections on master equation, Focker plank equation and fluctuation dissipation are my favourites.

I used to work in systems biology and now I have changed my focus to biophysics and the book is useful to me still. I was so desperate to get the book that I had to buy it second hand at the price of first hand. I do not regret about that at all.

Regards

Purushottam

JHU Chemical Engineering,

Grad student
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Daniel A. Beard on January 23, 2009
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I only recently discovered this text sitting on the desk of a fellow in the lab. It is, in my opinion, the most useful treatment of the subject that is available. This book is clearly written, very close to self-contained, and in covers the field in great depth. The discussions wonderfully provide a big-picture vision to compliment the technical details.

I dug into the book with one of the later chapters on the Langevin equation, specifically curious to learn about strategies for connecting a Langevin-equation based simulation back to the formalism of the chemical master equation. I quickly realized that I had better start somewhere closer to the beginning to become better grounded in the notations used and also some basic concepts. I am glad I did, because the exercise has greatly strengthened my grounding in the field.

My only complaint is that the number of typographical errors is relatively high for a third edition. The careful reader will have no problems. However, I recommend being careful in using the book as a casual reference.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By physics student on January 27, 2010
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The literature of stochastic processes is vast. However, little of that written for mathematicians
tackles the kind of problem solving which is necessary in physics and in physical chemistry. Mathematicians are strongly interested in questions of existence etc., whereas physical scientists
want solutions, approximate if need be, and assume that a physically well-posed
problem will lead to a mathematically well posed one.
Hence little of the mathematical literature on stochastic
processes is of much use to physicists.

Again, there is a considerable literature on Gaussian processes, in particular in the engineering
literature, and a substantial literature on ARIMA-style modelling.

If one's problem involves Gaussian processes, it might very well have been solved already. For the
rest, ... there is van Kampen's monograph, and not much else. It is interesting, with many
difficult problems solved in it, as the other reviewers note. Even if the field were crowded with
excellent physically-relevant books, this book would stand out. As it is, it is the one essential
reference for stochastic problems in physics and chemistry. So I have found, at any rate.

Disclaimer: I know, and am on friendly terms with, the author.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D. M. Ortega on December 10, 2007
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It is a pity that a great book like this is so poorly bound. I bought it some months ago and the pages are coming off the spine. The publishers should do a better job and bind van Kampen's classic as it deserves, specially considering its (unreasonably high) price.
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