Density Matrix Theory and Applications / Edition 2

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Overview

The Second Edition of this highly regarded text continues to provide a systematic treatment of density matrix techniques. The text discusses basic principles and recent studies in atomic and molecular reactions. A new chapter explores the role of orientation and alignment in molecular physics.

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'[The author's] clear pedagogic style makes this a very useful reference work for readers who want to learn density matrix theory. ... Highly recommended, particularly for graduate school physics libraries.'
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441932570
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Series: Physics of Atoms and Molecules Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 327
  • Product dimensions: 0.72 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Karl Blum is Professor ath the University of M√ľnster, Germany.

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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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