Dynamics During Spectroscopic Transitions

Basic Concepts

  • E. Lippert
  • J. D. Macomber

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Well-known Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 3-25
    3. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 26-50
    4. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 51-78
    5. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 79-117
  3. Quantum Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 121-147
    3. E. Brändas
      Pages 194-242
  4. Gyrating Dipole Moments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 245-304
    3. M. Goez
      Pages 305-357
    4. J. D. Macomber
      Pages 358-397
  5. Applications of LASER and SR Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. M. Pfeiffer, A. Lau
      Pages 401-455
    3. F.-W. Deeg
      Pages 456-505
    4. M. Watanabe, G. Isoyama
      Pages 506-568
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 569-580

About this book


"How does a photon get into an atom?" This question puzzled not only leading scientists, e.g. Schrödinger and Heisenberg. It is still asked by students. And it is, indeed, a key question of quantum mechanics.
James D. Macomber's book was the first to provide a didactic and unified approach to the answer. It has been updated with recent experimental results and modern theoretical interpretations, including quantum correlation effects in condensed matter, four-wave mixing and synchrotron radiation . The book has been written for final year undergraduate students in Chemistry and Physics. It provides an understanding for similarities among the spectroscopic methods, and is stimulating to read.


Spectra Spectroscopic Transitions electromagnetic electromagnetic interaction magnetic resonance mechanics quantum chemistry quantum theory scattering spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Lippert
    • 1
  • J. D. Macomber
    • 2
  1. 1.SonthofenGermany
  2. 2.ConcordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79409-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79407-0
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