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Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics

Density Matrix Theory and Applications

Authors: Blum, Karl

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  • Deals with the basics and application of density matrix theory to atomic and molecular physics
  • Presents an elegant way to describe processes in atomic physics with a minimum amount of formulas
  • Comprehensive introduction to the theory Includes advanced applications of the theory in atomic and molecular physics
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Written in a clear pedagogic style, this book deals with the application of density matrix theory to atomic and molecular physics. The aim is to precisely characterize sates by a vector and to construct general formulas and proofs of general theorems. The basic concepts and quantum mechanical fundamentals (reduced density matrices, entanglement, quantum correlations) are discussed in a comprehensive way. The discussion leads up to applications like coherence and orientation effects in atoms and molecules, decoherence and relaxation processes. This third edition has been updated and extended throughout and contains a completely new chapter exploring nonseparability and entanglement in two-particle spin-1/2 systems. The text discusses recent studies in atomic and molecular reactions. A new chapter explores nonseparability and entanglement in two-particle spin-1/2 systems.

About the authors

Karl Blum is Professor ath the University of Münster, Germany.

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From the reviews of the third edition:

“This book under review is of introductory nature being very useful and forming an effective foundation on the powerful density matrix formalism that was originally introduced by von Neumann to describe certain statistical concepts in the then (1927) fashionable quantum mechanics. … The author’s worthy efforts in bringing out the latest edition are quite commendable, as the work would definitely help much in the study and research in the atomic and molecular processes as well as interactions.” (Paninjukunnath Achuthan, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1242, 2012)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Density Matrix Theory and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics
Series Volume
64
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20561-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20561-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20560-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43095-4
Series ISSN
1615-5653
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVIII, 346
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