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A Student's Guide to Atomic Physics

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This concise and accessible book provides a detailed introduction to the fundamental principles of atomic physics at an undergraduate level. Concepts are explained in an intuitive way and the book assumes only a basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. With a compact format specifically designed for students, the first part of the book covers the key principles of the subject, including the quantum theory of the hydrogen atom, radiative transitions, the shell model of multi-electron atoms, spin-orbit coupling, and the effects of external fields. The second part provides an introduction to the four key applications of atomic physics: lasers, cold atoms, solid-state spectroscopy and astrophysics. This highly pedagogical text includes worked examples and end of chapter problems to allow students to test their knowledge, as well as numerous diagrams of key concepts, making it perfect for undergraduate students looking for a succinct primer on the concepts and applications of atomic physics.

Product code: 9781108446310

ISBN 9781108446310
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H228xW153xS14
No. Of Pages 292
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Student's Guides
A concise introduction to the fundamental concepts of atomic physics at an undergraduate level, including worked examples and problems, and many detailed illustrations of key concepts. The first part of the book discusses in depth the underlying principles of atomic physics, and the second part covers applications.