Graduate Texts in Physics

Theoretical Atomic Physics

Authors: Friedrich, Harald

  • Illustrates interaction between the descriptions of theory and experiment to indicate the successes and limitations of each
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  • Completely updated and expanded
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This expanded and updated well-established textbook contains an advanced presentationof quantum mechanics adapted to the requirements of modern atomic physics. Itincludes topics of current interest such as semiclassical theory, chaos, atom optics andBose-Einstein condensation in atomic gases. In order to facilitate the consolidationof the material covered, various problems are included, together with completesolutions. The emphasis on theory enables the reader to appreciate the fundamentalassumptions underlying standard theoretical constructs and to embark on independentresearch projects.
The fourth edition of Theoretical Atomic Physics contains anupdated treatment of the sections involving scattering theory and near-thresholdphenomena manifest in the behaviour of cold atoms (and molecules). Special attentionis given to the quantization of weakly bound states just below the continuum thresholdand to low-energy scattering and quantum reflection just above. Particular emphasisis laid on the fundamental differences between long-ranged Coulombic potentialsand shorter-ranged potentials falling off faster than 1/rat large distances r. The newsections on tunable near-threshold Feshbach resonances and on scattering in two spatialdimensions also address problems relevant for current and future research in the fieldof cold (and ultra-cold) atoms. Graduate students and researchers will find this book avaluable resource and comprehensive reference alike.

About the authors

Harald Friedrich
TU München
Germany

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“The book represents a modern and extended course in Quantum mechanics with applications to some areas of recent scientific interest. … the book is very complete, competent and useful for a large circle of researchers in areas of actual theoretical physics, beginning from atomic optics, Bose-condensates and lasting with traditional atomic physics.” (Yuliya S. Mishura, zbMATH 1368.81003, 2017)


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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47769-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-47767-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theoretical Atomic Physics
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47769-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47769-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47767-1
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XVII, 642
Number of Illustrations and Tables
108 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Originally published in the series: Advanced Texts in Physics
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