Theoretical Atomic Physics

  • Harald Friedrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 1-58
  3. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 59-115
  4. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 117-190
  5. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 191-248
  6. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 249-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-316

About this book


After a brief review of quantum mechanics and a summary of conventional atomic theory, H. Friedrich discusses the structure of atomic spectra on the basis of quantum defect theory, which is treated for the first time at such a basic level in a textbook. Special attention is given to highly excited states and to the influence of external fields, which can cause intricate and interesting effects in seemingly simple systems. After a chapter on reaction theory the final chapter treats special topics such as multiphoton absorption and chaos. The book contains the kind of advanced quantum mechanics needed for practical applications in modern atomic physics. The presentation is kept deliberately simple and avoids abstract formalism as far as possible.


Chaos Multiphoton-Absorption Quantenmechanik Quantentheorie Spektraldarstellung atomare Spektren atomic spectra mltiphoton absorption quantum defect theory quantum mechanics quantum theory spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • Harald Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingFed. Rep. of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-00865-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-00863-8
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