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Quantum physics : an introduction

Author: Joy Manners
Publisher: Bristol ; Philadelphia (Mass.) : Institute of Physics Publishing in association with Open University, ©2000.
Series: Physical world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Discusses the basic ideas of quantum physics and explains its power in predicting the behavior of matter on the atomic scale, including the emission of light by atoms (spectra) and the operation of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Manners
ISBN: 9780750307208 075030720X
OCLC Number: 804543509
Description: 220 p. : il. (algunes color) ; 26 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTIONTHE ORIGINS OF QUANTUM PHYSICSThe Compton Effect-A Strange Dichotomy in the Nature of Electromagnetic RadiationFive Problems for Classical PhysicsPhysics Saved by the QuantumFirst Insights into Atomic StructureBohr's Semi-Classical Atomic ModelToward a Quantum Model of the AtomClosing ItemsSCHROEDINGER'S WAVE MECHANICSQuantum Mechanics-A New Approach to Describing Atomic MatterToward Quantum MechanicsHeisenberg's Uncertainty PrincipleThe Schroedinger EquationClosing ItemsQUANTUM MECHANICS IN ATOMSLasers-A Modern ToolHydrogen-The Simplest AtomWave Functions and Transitions in HydrogenElectron SpinThe Structure of Heavy AtomsLight from Atoms and LasersClosing ItemsTHE INTERPRETATION OF QUANTUM MECHANICSFormalism vs. InterpretationDescription and Prediction in Quantum MechanicsMeasurement in Quantum MechanicsNonlocality and Realism in Quantum MechanicsClosing ItemsCONSOLIDATION AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENTIntroductionOverview of Chapters 1 to 4How to Find Out More PhysicsBasic Skills and Knowledge TestInteractive QuestionsPhysica ProblmesANSWERS AND COMMENTSSUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READINGACKNOLEDGMENTSINDEX
Series Title: Physical world.
Responsibility: edited by Joy Manners.


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