The Physics of Atoms and Quanta

Introduction to Experiments and Theory

  • Hermann Haken
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
  • William D. Brewer

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

About this book


The Physics of Atoms and Quanta is a thorough introduction to experiments and theory in this field. Every classical and modern aspect is included and discussed in detail. The new edition is completely revised, new sections on atoms in strong electric fields and high magnetic fields complete the comprehensive coverage of all topics related to atoms and quanta.

All new developments, such as new experiments on quantum entanglement, the quantum computer, quantum information, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradoxon, Bell's inequality, Schrödinger's cat, decoherence, Bose-Einstein-Condensation and the atom laser are discussed. Over 170 problems and their solutions help deepen the insight in this subject area and make this book a real study text.

The second and more advanced book by the same authors entitled "Molecular Physics and Elements of Quantum Chemistry" is the completion of this unique textbook.


Atomic physics hydrogen atom quantum mechanics quantum physics quantum theory spectra spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
    • 2
  • William D. Brewer
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  3. 3.Freie Universität BerlinFachbereich PhysikBerlinGermany

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