Quantum techniques in stochastic mechanics

John Baez, Jacob Biamonte

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We introduce the theory of chemical reaction networks and their relation to stochastic Petri nets - important ways of modeling population biology and many other fields. We explain how techniques from quantum mechanics can be used to study these models. This relies on a profound and still mysterious analogy between quantum theory and probability theory, which we explore in detail. We also give a tour of key results concerning chemical reaction networks and Petri nets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Number of pages263
ISBN (Electronic)9789813226951
ISBN (Print)9789813226937
StatePublished - Feb 14 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering


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