Author: Robert Martin Eisberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788126508181

Category: Quantum theory

Page: 864

View: 8649

About The Book: A revision of a successful junior/senior level text, this introduction to elementary quantum mechanics clearly explains the properties of the most important quantum systems. The book emphasizes the applications of theory, and contains new material on particle physics, electron-positron annihilation in solids and the Mossbauer effect. It includes new appendices on such topics as crystallography, Fourier Integral Description of a Wave Group, and Time-Independent Perturbation Theory.

Physical Mathematics

Author: Kevin Cahill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310733

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 9859

Unique in its clarity, examples and range, Physical Mathematics explains as simply as possible the mathematics that graduate students and professional physicists need in their courses and research. The author illustrates the mathematics with numerous physical examples drawn from contemporary research. In addition to basic subjects such as linear algebra, Fourier analysis, complex variables, differential equations and Bessel functions, this textbook covers topics such as the singular-value decomposition, Lie algebras, the tensors and forms of general relativity, the central limit theorem and Kolmogorov test of statistics, the Monte Carlo methods of experimental and theoretical physics, the renormalization group of condensed-matter physics and the functional derivatives and Feynman path integrals of quantum field theory.

Concepts in Quantum Mechanics

Author: Vishnu S. Mathur,Surendra Singh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420078732

Category: Science

Page: 616

View: 2151

Taking a conceptual approach to the subject, Concepts in Quantum Mechanics provides complete coverage of both basic and advanced topics. Following in the footsteps of Dirac’s classic work Principles of Quantum Mechanics, it explains all themes from first principles. The authors present alternative ways of representing the state of a physical system, outline the mathematical connection between the representatives of the same state in different representations, and highlight the connection between Dirac brackets and their integral forms in the coordinate and momentum representations. They also logically develop the equations of motion in Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures. In addition, the book covers motion in the presence of potential steps and wells, bound state problems, symmetries and their consequences, the role of angular momentum in quantum mechanics, approximation methods, time-dependent perturbation methods, and second quantization. Written by authoritative professors who have taught quantum mechanics at the graduate level for a combined forty years, this textbook provides students with a strong foundation in quantum mechanics. After reading the book, students will be ready to take on quantum field theory.

Physics of Atoms and Molecules

Author: B. H. Bransden,Charles Jean Joachain

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9780582356924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1114

View: 1205

The study of atomic and molecular physics is a key component of undergraduate courses in physics, because of its fundamental importance to the understanding of many aspects of modern physics. The aim of this new edition is to provide a unified account of the subject within an undergraduate framework, taking the opportunity to make improvements based on the teaching experience of users of the first edition, and cover important new developments in the subject." " " " "Key features of this new edition: " " " Revised material on molecular structure and spectra Extended material on electronic and atomic collisions A new chapterdescribing applications based on the use of the maser and the laser, including laser spectroscopy, laser cooling and trapping of atoms, Bose-Einstein condensation, atom lasers and atomic systems in intense laser fields A new chapter describing other applications, including magnetic resonance, atom optics, atoms in cavities, ions in traps, atomic clocks and astrophysics Revised appendices include new material on molecules and updated tables of physical constants Solutions of selected problems B.H. Bransden isEmeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Durham. C.J. Joachain is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Brussels. They areco-authors of "Quantum Mechanics, "also published by Prentice Hall. "

Applied Quantum Mechanics

Author: A. F. J. Levi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521860962

Category: Mathematics

Page: 558

View: 4035

Electrical and mechanical engineers, materials scientists and applied physicists will find Levi's uniquely practical 2006 explanation of quantum mechanics invaluable. This updated and expanded edition of the bestselling original text covers quantization of angular momentum and quantum communication, and problems and additional references are included. Using real-world engineering examples to engage the reader, the author makes quantum mechanics accessible and relevant to the engineering student. Numerous illustrations, exercises, worked examples and problems are included; Matlab source codes to support the text are available from www.cambridge.org//9780521183994

A Practical Guide to Data Analysis for Physical Science Students

Author: Louis Lyons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521424639

Category: Science

Page: 95

View: 7930

This textbook is intended for undergraduates who are carrying out laboratory experiments in the physical sciences for the first time. It is a practical guide on how to analyze data and estimate errors. The necessary formulas for performing calculations are given, and the ideas behind them are explained, although this is not a formal text on statistics. Specific examples are worked through step by step in the text. Emphasis is placed on the need to think about whether a calculated error is sensible. Students should take this book with them to the laboratory, and the format is intended to make this convenient. The book will provide the necessary understanding of what is involved, should inspire confidence in the method of estimating errors, and enable numerical calculations without too much effort.

Quantum Physics

Author: Stephen Gasiorowicz

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471857372

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 439

Quantum mechanics book with heavy emphasis on applications. Focuses on the physics of the applications, rather than on the mathematical structure. Order of magnitude estimates of effects are presented and calculated in detail. Nonclassical results are reconciled with classical expectations. In addition to core material, this edition contains new material on degenerate matter, the integral Quantum Hall Effect, the Einstein derivation of stimulated emission, lasers and the density matrix, exponential decay, and more. Features 60% more problems.

Thermal Physics

Author: Ralph Baierlein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521658386

Category: Science

Page: 442

View: 3532

Clear and reader-friendly, this is an ideal textbook for students seeking an introduction to thermal physics. Written by an experienced teacher and extensively class-tested, Thermal Physics provides a comprehensive grounding in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, and kinetic theory. A key feature of this text is its readily accessible introductory chapters, which begin with a review of fundamental ideas. Entropy, conceived microscopically and statistically, and the Second Law of Thermodynamics are introduced early in the book. Throughout, topics are built on a conceptual foundation of four linked elements: entropy and the Second Law, the canonical probability distribution, the partition function, and the chemical potential. As well as providing a solid preparation in the basics of the subject, the text goes on to explain exciting recent developments such as Bose-Einstein condensation and critical phenomena. Key equations are highlighted throughout, and each chapter contains a summary of essential ideas and an extensive set of problems of varying degrees of difficulty. A free solutions manual is available for instructors (ISBN 0521 658608). Thermal Physics is suitable for both undergraduates and graduates in physics and astronomy.

Radiant Science, Dark Politics

A Memoir of the Nuclear Age

Author: Martin D. Kamen,Martin David Kamen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520049291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

View: 5332

Portrays the life of the scientist, describes his contributions to pioneering atomic research, and examines the House Un-American Activities Committee's investigation of him

Vibrations and Waves

Author: A.P. French

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351989898

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 4993

The M.I.T. Introductory Physics Series is the result of a program of careful study, planning, and development that began in 1960. The Education Research Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (formerly the Science Teaching Center) was established to study the process of instruction, aids thereto, and the learning process itself, with special reference to science teaching at the university level. Generous support from a number of foundations provided the means for assembling and maintaining an experienced staff to co-operate with members of the Institute's Physics Department in the examination, improvement, and development of physics curriculum materials for students planning careers in the sciences. After careful analysis of objectives and the problems involved, preliminary versions of textbooks were prepared, tested through classroom use at M.I.T. and other institutions, re-evaluated, rewritten, and tried again. Only then were the final manuscripts undertaken.

Quantum Physics, 3Rd Ed

Author: Stephen Gasiorowicz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9788126511174

Category: Electrodynamics

Page: 352

View: 5326

Quantum Physics is a unique book in that it has a mathematical orientation and focuses only on the core quantum concepts.· The Emergence of Quantum Physics· Wave Particle Duality, Probability, and the Schrödinger Equation· Eigenvalues, Eigenfunctions, and the Expansion Postulate· One-Dimensional Potentials· The General Structure of Wave Mechanics· Operator Methods in Quantum Mechanics· Angular Momentum· The Schrödinger Equation in Three Dimensions and the Hydrogen Atom· Matrix Representation of Operators· Spin· Time-Independent Perturbation Theory· The Real Hydrogen Atom· Many Particle Systems· About Atoms and Molecules· Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory· The Interaction of Charged Particles with the Electromagnetic Field· Radiative Decays· Selected Topics on Radiation· Collision Theory· Entanglement and Its Implications· Physical Constants

Introductory Quantum Mechanics

Author: Liboff

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131704417

Category: Quantum theory

Page: 878

View: 7013

Careful And Detailed Explanations Of Challenging Concepts, And Comprehensive And Up-To-Date Coverage In This Best-Selling Quantum Mechanics Text, Continue To Set The Standard In Physics Education. In This New Edition, A New Chapter On The Revolutionary Topic Of Quantum Computing (Not Currently Covered In Any Other Text At This Level) And Thorough Updates To The Rest Of The Text Bring It Up To Date.

Modern Physics for Engineers

Author: Jasprit Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527617698

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

View: 1261

Linking physics fundamentals to modern technology-a highly applied primer for students and engineers Reminding us that modern inventions-new materials, information technologies, medical technological breakthroughs-are based on well-established fundamental principles of physics, Jasprit Singh integrates important topics from quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, and materials science, as well as the special theory of relativity. He then goes a step farther and applies these fundamentals to the workings of electronic devices-an essential leap for anyone interested in developing new technologies. From semiconductors to nuclear magnetic resonance to superconducting materials to global positioning systems, Professor Singh draws on wide-ranging applications to demonstrate each concept under discussion. He downplays extended mathematical derivations in favor of results and their real-world design implication, supplementing the book with nearly 100 solved examples, 120 figures, and 200 end-of-chapter problems. Modern Physics for Engineers provides engineering and physics students with an accessible, unified introduction to the complex world underlying today's design-oriented curriculums. It is also an extremely useful resource for engineers and applied scientists wishing to take advantage of research opportunities in diverse fields.

Electromagnetic Vibrations, Waves, and Radiation

Author: George Bekefi,Alan Hildreth Barrett

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262520478

Category: Science

Page: 664

View: 9161

The book describes the features that vibrations and waves of all sorts have in commonand includes examples of mechanical, acoustical, and optical manifestations of these phenomena thatunite various parts of physics. The main emphasis, however, is on the oscillatory aspects of theelectromagnetic field—that is, on the vibrations, waves, radiation, and the interaction ofelectromagnetic waves with matter.

Introduction to Special Relativity

Author: Robert Resnick

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471717256

Category: Science

Page: 248

View: 1203

This book gives an excellent introduction to the theory of special relativity. Professor Resnick presents a fundamental and unified development of the subject with unusually clear discussions of the aspects that usually trouble beginners. He includes, for example, a section on the common sense of relativity. His presentation is lively and interspersed with historical, philosophical and special topics (such as the twin paradox) that will arouse and hold the reader's interest. You'll find many unique features that help you grasp the material, such as worked-out examples,summary tables,thought questions and a wealth of excellent problems. The emphasis throughout the book is physical. The experimental background, experimental confirmation of predictions, and the physical interpretation of principles are stressed. The book treats relativistic kinematics, relativistic dynamics, and relativity and electromagnetism and contains special appendices on the geometric representation of space-time and on general relativity. Its organization permits an instructor to vary the length and depth of his treatment and to use the book either with or following classical physics. These features make it an ideal companion for introductory courses.

Solar Astrophysics

Author: Peter V. Foukal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527618082

Category: Science

Page: 480

View: 7453

This revised edition of Solar Astrophysics describes our current understanding of the sun - from its deepest interior, via the layers of the directly observable atmosphere to the solar wind, right out to its farthest extension into interstellar space. It includes a comprehensive account of the history of solar astrophysics, along with an overview of the key instruments throughout the various periods. In contrast to other books on this topic, the choice of material deals evenhandedly with the entire scope of important topics covered in solar research. The authors make the advances in our understanding of the sun accessible to students and non-specialists by way of careful use of relatively simple physical concepts. The book offers an incisive, reliable, and well-planned look at all that is fascinating and new in studies of the sun.

Introducing Quantum Theory

A Graphic Guide

Author: J.P. McEvoy,Oscar Zarate

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848317573

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 5798

Quantum theory confronts us with bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics. At the subatomic level, one particle seems to know what the others are doing, and according to Heisenberg's "uncertainty principle", there is a limit on how accurately nature can be observed. And yet the theory is amazingly accurate and widely applied, explaining all of chemistry and most of physics. "Introducing Quantum Theory" takes us on a step-by-step tour with the key figures, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg and Schrodinger. Each contributed at least one crucial concept to the theory. The puzzle of the wave-particle duality is here, along with descriptions of the two questions raised against Bohr's "Copenhagen Interpretation" - the famous "dead and alive cat" and the EPR paradox. Both remain unresolved.