Engineering Quantum Mechanics

Engineering Quantum Mechanics

by Doyeol Ahn, Seoung-Hwan Park
     
 

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A clear introduction to quantum mechanics concepts

Quantum mechanics has become an essential tool for modern engineering, particularly due to the recent developments in quantum computing as well as the rapid progress in optoelectronic devices. Engineering Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamentals of this exciting field, providing broad coverage of

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A clear introduction to quantum mechanics concepts

Quantum mechanics has become an essential tool for modern engineering, particularly due to the recent developments in quantum computing as well as the rapid progress in optoelectronic devices. Engineering Quantum Mechanics explains the fundamentals of this exciting field, providing broad coverage of both traditional areas such as semiconductor and laser physics as well as relatively new yet fast-growing areas such as quantum computation and quantum information technology.

The book begins with basic quantum mechanics, reviewing measurements and probability, Dirac formulation, the uncertainty principle, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum eigenstates, and perturbation theory. Then, quantum statistical mechanics is explored, from second quantization and density operators to coherent and squeezed states, coherent interactions between atoms and fields, and the Jaynes-Cummings model. From there, the book moves into elementary and modern applications, discussing such topics as Bloch theorem and effective mass theory, crystal orientation effects for zinc-blend and wurtzite Hamiltonian, and quantum entanglements and teleportation.

There has been growing interest in the model of semiconductor lasers with non-Markovian relaxation. This book develops a non-Markovian model for the optical gain in semiconductor materials, taking into account the rigorous electronic band-structure and the non-Markovian relaxation using the quantum statistical reduced-density operator formalism. Many-body effects are taken into account within the time-dependent Hartree-Fock equations, and example programs based on Fortran 77 are provided for band-structures of zinc-blend quantum wells.

Engineering Quantum Mechanics is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, physics, and materials science. It also provides the necessary theoretical background for researchers in optoelectronics or semiconductor devices.

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“The present book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, physics, and material science. It also provides the necessary theoretical back-ground for researchers in optoelectronics or semiconductor devices.”  (Zentralblatt MATH, 2012)

"Ahn (quantum electronics, U. of Seoul) and Park (electronic engineering, Catholic U. of Daegu, Korea) present a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and engineering on quantum mechanics as it is increasingly being used in these fields. It also provides the necessary theoretical background for researchers in optoelectronics or semiconductor devices." (Book News, 1 October 2011)

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ISBN-13:
9781118017814
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/04/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
File size:
17 MB
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From the Publisher
“The present book is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in electrical engineering, physics, and material science. It also provides the necessary theoretical back-ground for researchers in optoelectronics or semiconductor devices.” (Zentralblatt MATH, 2012)

"Ahn (quantum electronics, U. of Seoul) and Park (electronic engineering, Catholic U. of Daegu, Korea) present a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in electrical engineering, physics, and materials science and engineering on quantum mechanics as it is increasingly being used in these fields. It also provides the necessary theoretical background for researchers in optoelectronics or semiconductor devices." (Book News, 1 October 2011)

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