Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 2

Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 2

by Karl Blum
     
 

ISBN-10: 030645341X

ISBN-13: 9780306453410

Pub. Date: 10/31/1996

Publisher: Springer US

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)…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306453410
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
10/31/1996
Series:
Physics of Atoms and Molecules Series
Edition description:
2nd ed. 1996
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

1Basic Concepts1
2General Density Matrix Theory39
3Coupled Systems67
4Irreducible Components of the Density Matrix91
5Radiation from Polarized Atoms. Quantum Beats143
6Some Applications161
7The Role of Orientation and Alignment in Molecular Processes189
8Quantum Theory of Relaxation261
App. AThe Direct Product303
App. BState Multipoles for Coupled Systems306
App. CFormulas from Angular Momentum Theory308
App. DThe Efficiency of a Measuring Device312
App. EThe Scattering and Transition Operators314
References317
Index321

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