Photons and Atoms: Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics

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Wiley, Aug 4, 1989 - Science - 468 pages
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Photons and Atoms

Photons and Atoms: Introduction to Quantum Electrodynamics provides the necessary background to understand the various physical processes associated with photon-atom interactions. It starts with elementary quantum theory and classical electrodynamics and progresses to more advanced approaches. A critical comparison is made between these different, although equivalent, formulations of quantum electrodynamics.

Using this format, the reader is offered a gradual, yet flexible introduction to quantum electrodynamics, avoiding formal discussions and excessive shortcuts. Complementing each chapter are numerous examples and exercises that can be used independently from the rest of the book to extend each chapter in many disciplines depending on the interests and needs of the reader.

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Not much to glean from around the math, but, this is probably a good text for that. Read full review

Contents

THE FUNDAMENTAL
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B Electrodynamics in Reciprocal Space
11
Normal Variables
23
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About the authors CLAUDE COHEN-TANNOUDJI is Professor of Physics at the College de France. He is the coauthor of Quantum Mechanics, published by John Wiley. Dr. Cohen-Tannoudji is a member of the French Academy of Sciences, and has been invited to lecture at Harvard, New York University, Toronto, and Leiden. He earned his Doctorat en Sciences Physiques in atomic physics at the University of Paris. JACQUES DUPONT-ROC is Directeur of the Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Hertzienne de l'Ecole Normale Superieure and maintains a full time research position at CNRS. Dr. Dupont-Roc earned his PhD in atomic physics at the University of Paris. GILBERT GRYNBERG is Associate Professor of Physics at Ecole Poly-technique and maintains a full time research position at CNRS. Dr. Grynberg earned his PhD in atomic physics at the University of Paris.

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