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An understanding of the collisions between micro particles is of great importance for the number of fields belonging to physics, chemistry, astrophysics, biophysics etc. The present book, a theory for electron-atom and molecule collisions is developed using non-relativistic quantum mechanics in a systematic and lucid manner. The scattering theory is an essential part of the quantum mechanics course of all universities. During the last 30 years, the author has lectured on the topics presented in this book (collisions physics, photon-atom collisions, electron-atom and electron-molecule collisions, "electron-photon delayed coincidence technique", etc.) at many institutions including Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, The University of Western Ontario, Canada, and The Meerut University, India. The present book is the outcome of those lectures and is written to serve as a textbook for post-graduate and pre-PhD students and as a reference book for researchers.
1. Basics of collisions. 2. Motion of a free micro-particle. 3. Collision of a free particle with a potential field. 4. Collision of electrons with a potential. 5. Collision between two particles. 6. Collision of photons with atoms. 7. Collision of electrons with atoms: the integral approach. 8. Collision of electrons with atoms: the differential approach. 9. Collision of electrons with molecules. Questions and Prolems. References. Subject Index.