Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 2

Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 2

by Karl Blum
     
 

ISBN-10: 1441932577

ISBN-13: 9781441932570

Pub. Date: 12/06/2010

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:
9781441932570
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Series:
Physics of Atoms and Molecules Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 1996
Pages:
327
Product dimensions:
0.72(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(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. Appendix A: The Direct Product. Appendix B: State Multipoles for Coupled Systems. Appendix C: Formulas from Angular Momentum Theory. Appendix D: The Efficiency of a Measuring Device. Appendix E: The Scattering and Transition Operators. Index.

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