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Quantum Physics: The Bottom-Up Approach

From the Simple Two-Level System to Irreducible Representations

Dubbers, Dirk, Stöckmann, Hans-Jürgen

2013, XIII, 266 p. 62 illus., 5 illus. in color.

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  • Helps in a compact form to reach good understanding of quantum physics
  • Shows important analogies between problems across different disciplines
  • Concise and accurate, written in a readable and lively style
  • Concentrates on the simplest quantum system which still displays the basic features of quantum theory
  • Chapters end with a general outlook on multi-level systems
  • Results are applied to a multitude of topics in modern science, from particle physics and quantum optics to time standards and magnetic resonance imaging

This concise tutorial provides the bachelor student and the practitioner with a short text on quantum physics that allows them to understand a wealth of quantum phenomena based on a compact, well readable, yet still concise and accurate description of nonrelativistic quantum theory. This “quadrature of the circle” is achieved by concentrating first on the simplest quantum system that still displays all basic features of quantum theory, namely, a system with only two quantized energy levels. For most readers it is very helpful to understand such simple systems before slowly proceeding to more demanding topics like particle entanglement, quantum chaos, or the use of irreducible tensors. This tutorial does not intend to replace the standard textbooks on quantum mechanics, but will help the average student to understand them, often for the first time.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Dirk Dubbers textbook - Magnetic resonance imaging - Multi-level systems - Quantum optics - Quantum physics - Quantum physics applied to magnetic resonance imaging - Quantum physics of time standards - Quantum physics of particles - Quantum physics of particles and nuclei - Quantum states - Quantum theory - Simple quantum system - Tutorial quantum physics

Related subjects » Classical Continuum Physics - Quantum Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics

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