Accession Number : ADA191050

Title :   Spatiotemporal Stochastic Processes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 84-30 Sep 87,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Waston, Geoffrey S

PDF Url : ADA191050

Report Date : 30 Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The principal investigator's with Accardi on coherent chains is described in Accardi's survey of his research. However, the area where Watson mainly worked with Accardi on the possibilities of a theory of statistics based on quantum probability is not described. Despite an enormous investment of time and effort, and several drafts of papers, this research was abandoned because it did not interest physicists or statistical audiences at talks. This lead to the construction of interesting (classical) Markov motions on the sphere - published in a paper with Accardi and Cabrera. Watson's other papers were also concerned with distributions and inference on spheres. Mardia's work was motivated by pattern analysis, and used Fuzzy set theory. This work was closet to the original goal of the contract.

Descriptors :   *QUANTUM THEORY, *STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, CHAINS, COHERENCE, INVESTMENTS, PHYSICISTS, PROBABILITY, SET THEORY, SPHERES, TIME, NOISE

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE