Atoms, Molecules and Photons

An Introduction to Atomic-, Molecular- and Quantum-Physics

  • Wolfgang Demtröder

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About this book


This introduction to Atomic and Molecular Physics explains how our present model of atoms and molecules has been developed over the last two centuries both by many experimental discoveries and, from the theoretical side, by the introduction of quantum physics to the adequate description of micro-particles. It illustrates the wave model of particles by many examples and shows the limits of classical description. The interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atoms and molecules and its potential for spectroscopy is outlined in more detail and in particular lasers as modern spectroscopic tools are discussed more thoroughly. Many examples and problems with solutions are offered to encourage readers to actively engage in experimentation.


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  • Wolfgang Demtröder
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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