Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 3

Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 3

by Karl Blum
     
 

ISBN-10: 3642205607

ISBN-13: 9783642205606

Pub. Date: 01/16/2012

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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

Overview

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:
9783642205606
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Series:
Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics, #64
Edition description:
3rd ed. 2012
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts.- General Density Matrix Theory.- Coupled Systems.- Irreducible Components of the Density Matrix.- Radiation from Polarized Atoms: Quantum Beats.- Some Applications.- The Role of Orientation and Alignment in Molecular Processes.- Quantum Theory of Relaxation.

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