Atomic and Quantum Physics

An Introduction to the Fundamentals of Experiment and Theory

  • Hermann Haken
  • Hans Christoph Wolf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Hermann Haken, Hans Christoph Wolf
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  3. Hermann Haken, Hans Christoph Wolf
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About this book

Introduction

Atomic physics and its underlying quantum theory are the point of departure for many modern areas of physics, astrophysics, chemistry, biology, and even electrical engineering. This textbook provides a careful and eminently readable introduction to the results and methods of empirical atomic physics. The student will acquire the tools of quantum physics and at the same time learn about the interplay between experiment and theory. A chapter on the quantum theory of the chemical bond provides the reader with an introduction to molecular physics. Plenty of problems are given to elucidate the material. The authors also discuss laser physics and nonlinear spectroscopy, incorporating latest experimental results and showing their relevance to basic research. Extra items in the second edition include solutions to the exercises, derivations of the relativistic Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, a detailed theoretical derivation of the Lamb shift, a discussion of new developments in the spectroscopy of inner shells, and new applications of NMR spectroscopy, for instance tomography.

Keywords

Atomic Physics Atomphysik Chemical Bond Chemische Bindung Dirac equation Quantenmechanik Spectroscopy Spektroskopie hydrogen atom quantum mechanics quantum theory spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97014-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-17702-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97014-6
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