WKB Approximation in Atomic Physics

  • Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov
  • Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov, Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov
    Pages 1-30
  3. Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov, Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov
    Pages 31-55
  4. Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov, Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov
    Pages 57-104
  5. Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov, Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov
    Pages 105-153
  6. Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov, Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov
    Pages 155-173
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 175-176

About this book

Introduction

This book has evolved from lectures devoted to applications of the Wentzel - Kramers – Brillouin- (WKB or quasi-classical) approximation and of the method of 1/N −expansion for solving various problems in atomic  and nuclear physics. The intent of this book is to help students and investigators in this field to extend their knowledge of these important calculation methods in quantum mechanics. Much material is contained herein that is not to be found elsewhere. WKB approximation, while constituting a fundamental area in atomic physics, has not been the focus of many books. A novel method has been adopted for the presentation of the subject matter, the material is presented as a succession of problems, followed by a detailed way of solving them. The methods introduced are then used to calculate Rydberg states in atomic systems and to evaluate potential barriers and quasistationary states. Finally, adiabatic transition and ionization of quantum systems are covered.

Keywords

Energy Level Expansion Lecture Notes Quantum Systems Lecture Notes WKB Approximation Quasistationary States Quantum Physics Rydberg State Atom Wentzel Kramers Brillouin Wentzel Kramers Brillouin Approximation

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris Mikhailovich Karnakov
    • 1
  • Vladimir Pavlovich Krainov
    • 2
  1. 1.Moscow Engineering Physical InstituteMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Inst. of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31558-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31557-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31558-9
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