By Charles E. Burkhardt
The learn of atomic physics propelled us into the quantum age within the early 20th century and carried us into the twenty-first century with a wealth of latest and, in certain cases, unexplained phenomena. Topics in Atomic Physics presents a origin for college kids to start examine in sleek atomic physics. it might probably additionally function a reference since it comprises fabric that's not simply positioned in different sources.
A distinguishing function is the thorough exposition of the quantum mechanical hydrogen atom utilizing either the normal formula and another remedy now not often present in textbooks. the choice remedy exploits the preeminent nature of the natural Coulomb capability and areas the Lenz vector operator on an equivalent footing with different operators comparable to classically conserved amounts. a few tough to discover proofs and derivations are incorporated as is improvement of operator formalism that enables facile resolution of the Stark influence in hydrogen.
Discussion of the classical hydrogen atom is usually offered. utilizing the correspondence precept this offers a transition from classical to quantum suggestions. it's also tailored to describing definite features of multi-electron atoms.
The ebook is meant for graduate scholars who've had introductory quantum mechanics, yet undergraduates who've had this kind of path may also reap the benefits of it. There are greater than 80 difficulties on the ends of chapters with all solutions given. a close ideas guide, occasionally giving a couple of answer, is offered to instructors.
Charles E. Burkhardt earned his Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics at Washington collage in St. Louis in 1985. he's Professor of Physics at Florissant Valley neighborhood collage in St. Louis. Jacob J. Leventhal earned his Ph.D. in experimental atomic physics on the collage of Florida in 1965. he's Curators' Professor on the college of Missouri вЂ“ St. Louis. they've got collaborated on experimental atomic physics considering that 1980, publishing a number of papers in study and educating journals.