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a Salasnich, Luca

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a Quantum Physics of Light and Matter
h Elektronische Ressource
b A Modern Introduction to Photons, Atoms and ManyBody Systems
c by Luca Salasnich

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a 1st ed. 2014

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a Cham
b Springer International Publishing
c 2014, 2014

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a IX, 195 p. 6 illus
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a From the Contents: The Origins of Modern Physics  Second Quantization of Light Electromagnetic Transitions  The Spin of the Electron  Energy Splitting and Shift due to External Fields  ManyBody Systems  Second Quantization of Matter  Appendix A Dirac Delta Function  Appendix B Fourier Transform  Appendix C Laplace Transform  Bibliography

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a Quantum Physics

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a Quantum statistics

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a Atoms

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a Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics

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a Condensed Matter Physics

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a Quantum Gases and Condensates

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a Quantum physics

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a Condensed matter

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a Molecules

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b Springer
a Springer eBooks 2005

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a UNITEXT for Physics

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a 10.1007/9783319051796

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a The book gives an introduction to the field quantization (second quantization) of light and matter with applications to atomic physics. The first chapter briefly reviews the origins of special relativity and quantum mechanics and the basic notions of quantum information theory and quantum statistical mechanics. The second chapter is devoted to the second quantization of the electromagnetic field, while the third chapter shows the consequences of the light field quantization in the description of electromagnetic transitions.In the fourth chapter it is analyzed the spin of the electron, and in particular its derivation from the Dirac equation, while the fifth chapter investigates the effects of external electric and magnetic fields on the atomic spectra (Stark and Zeeman effects). The sixth chapter describes the properties of systems composed by many interacting identical particles by introducing the HartreeFock variational method, the density functional theory, and the BornOppenheimerapproximation. Finally, in the seventh chapter it is explained the second quantization of the nonrelativistic matter field, i.e. the Schrödinger field, which gives a powerful tool for the investigation of manybody problems and also atomic quantum optics. At the end of each chapter there are several solved problems which can help the students to put into practice the things they learned
