WKB Approximation in Atomic Physics

Authors: Karnakov, Boris Mikhailovich, Krainov, Vladimir Pavlovich

  • Provides extensive coverage of the Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin approximation and its applications
  • Presented as a sequence of problems with highly detailed soulutions
  • Gives a concise introduction for calculating Rydberg states, potential barriers and quasistationary systems
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This book has evolved from lectures devoted to applications of the Wentzel - Kramers – Brillouin- (WKB or quasi-classical) approximation and of the method of 1/N −expansion for solving various problems in atomic  and nuclear physics. The intent of this book is to help students and investigators in this field to extend their knowledge of these important calculation methods in quantum mechanics. Much material is contained herein that is not to be found elsewhere. WKB approximation, while constituting a fundamental area in atomic physics, has not been the focus of many books. A novel method has been adopted for the presentation of the subject matter, the material is presented as a succession of problems, followed by a detailed way of solving them. The methods introduced are then used to calculate Rydberg states in atomic systems and to evaluate potential barriers and quasistationary states. Finally, adiabatic transition and ionization of quantum systems are covered.

About the authors

Boris M. Karnakov
Moscow State Physical Engineering Institute (Technical University), RU 115409, Moscow, Russian Federation

 and

Vladimir.P. Krainov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • WKB Approximation in Quantum Mechanics

    Karnakov, Boris Mikhailovich (et al.)

    Pages 1-30

  • 1/N-Expansion in Quantum Mechanics

    Karnakov, Boris Mikhailovich (et al.)

    Pages 31-55

  • Rydberg States of Atomic Systems

    Karnakov, Boris Mikhailovich (et al.)

    Pages 57-104

  • Penetrability of Potential Barriers and Quasi-Stationary States

    Karnakov, Boris Mikhailovich (et al.)

    Pages 105-153

  • Transitions and Ionization in Quantum Systems

    Karnakov, Boris Mikhailovich (et al.)

    Pages 155-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
WKB Approximation in Atomic Physics
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31558-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31558-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31557-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43070-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 176
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