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Hidden Worlds in Quantum Physics

Authoritative text emphasizes history and philosophical foundations in a manner interesting to lay readers as well as students and professionals. Topics include hidden-variable and causal theories and pilot wave. 2013 edition.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780486499666

Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity

This book is based on the lecture courses taught by Dunningham and Vedral at the University of Leeds. The book contains all the necessary material for quantum physics and relativity in the first two years of a typical physics degree course. The choice of topics complies fully with the Institute of Physics guidelines, but the coverage also includes more interesting and up-to-date applications, such as Bose condensation and quantum teleportation. Contents: Old Quantum Theory; Quantum Mechanics; Applications of Quantum Mechanics; Schrödinger Equation in Three-Dimensions; Spin and Statistics; Atoms, Molecules and Lasers; Formal Structure of Quantum Mechanics; Second Revolution: Relativity; Relativistic Quantum Mechanics; Quantum Entanglement; Solutions. Readership: Students and professionals.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781848165144

Green's Functions in Quantum Physics

In this third edition the book has been expanded in three directions: 1. Problems have been added at the end of each chapter (40% of which are solved in the last section of the book) together with suggestions for further reading. Furthermore, the number of appendices (marked with a grey stripe) has been substantially enlarged in order to make the book more self-su?cient. These additions, together with many clari?cations in the text, render the book more suitable as a companion in a course on Green's functions and their applications. 2. Theimpressivedevelopmentsofthe1980sand1990sinmesoscopicphysics, and in particular in transport properties, found their way to a c- tain extent in the new Chaps.8 and 9 (which also contain some of the material of the old Chap.7). This is a natural expansion, since Green's functions have played an important role as a theoretical tool in this new ?eld of physics, a role that continues in nanoregime research (see, e.g., recent publications dealing with carbon nanotubes). Thus, the powerful and unifying formalism of Green's functions ?nds applications not only in standard physics subjects such as perturbation and scattering theory, bound-state formation, etc., but also at the forefrontof current and, most likely, future developments. 3. Over the last 15 yearsor so Green's functions havefound applications not only in condensed matter electronicmotion but in classicalwavepropa- tion in both periodic and random media; photonic and phononic crystals aretheoutcomesofthislineofresearchwhoseunderlyingbasictheoretical principles are summarized in Sect.7.2.4.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9783540288381

Physics of Quantum Well Devices

Quantum well devices have been the objects of intensive research during the last two decades. Some of the devices have matured into commercially useful products and form part of modern electronic circuits. Some others require further dev- opment, but have the promise of being useful commercially in the near future. Study of the devices is, therefore, gradually becoming compulsory for electronics specialists. The functioning of the devices, however, involve aspects of physics which are not dealt with in the available text books on the physics of semicond- tor devices. There is, therefore, a need for a book to cover all these aspects at an introductory level. The present book has been written with the aim of meeting this need. In fact, the book grew out of introductory lectures given by the author to graduate students and researchers interested in this rapidly developing area of electron devices. The book covers the subjects of heterostructure growth techniques, band-offset theory and experiments, electron states, electron-photon interaction and related phenomena, electron transport and the operation of electronic, opto-electronic and photonic quantum well devices. The theory as well as the practical aspects of the devices are discussed at length. The aim of the book is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the physics underlying the various devices. A reader after going through the book should find himself equipped to deal with all kinds of quantum well devices.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9780792365761

Angular Momentum in Quantum Physics

This 1985 text develops the theory of angular momentum from the viewpoint of a fundamental symmetry in nature.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9780521302289

Quantum Physics in the Nanoworld

This book covers essential aspects of non-relativistic quantum physics up to the quantization of fields, describing modern experiments for the purpose of foundation of the theory and in relation to recent applications. Includes more than 40 example problems.
Category: Technology. ISBN: 9783642312373

Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics

Quantum Electronics for Atomic Physics provides a course in quantum electronics for researchers in atomic physics. The book covers the usual topics, such as Gaussian beams, cavities, lasers, nonlinear optics and modulation techniques, but also includes a number of areas not usually found in a textbook on quantum electronics. It includes such practical matters as the enhancement of nonlinear processes in a build-up cavity, impedance matching into a cavity, laser frequencystabilization (including servomechanism theory), astigmatism in ring cavities, and atomic/molecular spectroscopic techniques for the generation of a discriminant for laser frequency locking. A number of very recent developments are discussed, such as fiber lasers and frequency metrology using femtosecondlasers. Problem sets are included at the end of each chapter.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines. ISBN: 9780199532629

Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity

This book is a revised and updated version of Introductory Quantum Physics and Relativity . Based on lectures given as part of the undergraduate degree programme at the University of Leeds, it has been extended in line with recent developments in the field. The book contains all the material required for quantum physics and relativity in the first three years of a traditional physics degree, in addition to more interesting and up-to-date extensions and applications which include quantum field theory, entanglement, and quantum information science. The second edition is unique as an undergraduate textbook as it combines quantum physics and relativity at an introductory level. It expounds the foundations of these two subjects in detail, but also illustrates how they can be combined. It discusses recent applications, but also exposes undergraduates to cutting-edge research topics, such as laser cooling, Bose–Einstein condensation, tunneling microscopes, lasers, nonlocality, and quantum teleportation.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9789813228641

Classical and Quantum Thermal Physics

Covering essential areas of thermal physics, this book includes kinetic theory, classical thermodynamics, and quantum thermodynamics.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9781107172883

The Philosophy of Quantum Physics

This book provides a thorough and up-to-date introduction to the philosophy of quantum physics. Although quantum theory is renowned for its spectacular empirical successes, controversial discussion about how it should be understood continue to rage today. In this volume, the authors provide an overview of its numerous philosophical challenges: Do quantum objects violate the principle of causality? Are particles of the same type indistinguishable and therefore not individual entities? Do quantum objects retain their identity over time? How does a compound quantum system relate to its parts? These questions are answered here within different interpretational approaches to quantum theory. Finally, moving to Quantum Field Theory, we find that the problem of non-locality is exacerbated .  Philosophy of quantum physics is aimed at philosophers with an interest in physics, while also serving to familiarize physicists with many of the essential philosophical questions of their subject.
Category: Science. ISBN: 9783319783543
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