سهشنبه 22 خرداد 1397
Quantum Dynamical Semigroups and Applications
Robert Alicki Karl Lendi
The ﬁrst edition has been out of print soon after appearance. Over the years,
a strongly increasing citation rate and numerous demands for copies led to
the desire for a second edition. We may say that our original idea, i.e., mak-
ing the mathematical theory related to the fundamental concept of complete
positivity and derived Markovian master equations more easily accessible to
a wider community, has ﬁnally borne its fruits.
For the present second edition various corrections and improvements have
been necessary in addition to a clean typesetting. We also found it important
to give at the end a survey of further developments in this ﬁeld over the past
20 years together with a list of appropriate references.
We would like to express our particular acknowledgement and thanks to
Prof. J¨urg Hutter who has taken the labour of translating the entire text into