By Harold M. Stark

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A. But by a direct calculation eicf>Meit/l(wl dµ = exp(-fllv + wll 2). 10) holds. 11) 28 I. Introduction called the Wick-ordered exponential; more generally we define :e"'"'(v): = e"'"'(v)e- lf2a 2 11vll 2 for any a E C. 9') See [258] for further discussion of Wick ordering for Gaussian processes. 2 to Gaussian processes, we will need the following theorem. JO Let ( ·) be the Gaussian process with covariance ( ·, ·) for some real Hilbert space Jf. ,H, JV be two subspaces of Jf and let P, Q be the corresponding orthogonal projections and I:"", I:,,v the corresponding er-algebras.

Moreover, with an elementary subtraction, one can extend to A Hilbert-Schmidt. Namely, define Since J[(fn) 2 - 1][(fm)2 - 1] dµ 0 = 2t5mn• the sum converges in L 2 (dµ 0 } so long as < oo. ) A)]- 112 3. 17) implies that f exp[ -t{( - f), A( - /))] dµ 0 det(l = det(l = + A)- 112 exp[ -tu. 18) 11 The Basic Processes 4. The Wiener Process, the Oscillator Process, and the Brownian Bridge In this section, we define the three basic Gaussian processes whose perturbations will concern us in the remainder of this book.

Third and fourth proofs appear in Sections 14 and 16. 1 Let Ve C 00 (IW), the continuous functions vanishing at oo, and let dµ 0 be the v-dimensional Wiener measure. Let H = H 0 + Vas a self-adjoint operator on D(H 0 ). 1) Remark Since V(w(s)) is almost everywhere (in w) continuous, J~ V(w(s)) ds can be taken as a Riemann integral and so is w-measurable as a limit of Riemann sums. 2) J=O Since w is almost everywhere continuous, ! L n- 1 V ( n J=O ('t)) i' w ]_ -+ n o V(w(s)) ds as n -+ oo for almost every w.