# Quantum Physics

## Volume 2: From Time-Dependent Dynamics to Many-Body Physics and Quantum Chaos

1. Auflage November 2010

XIV, 566 Seiten, Softcover

85 Abbildungen*Lehrbuch*

**978-3-527-40984-6**

### Kurzbeschreibung

A modern two-volume set teaching students how to practically use quantum physics and theory. It focuses on problem solving, first presenting the fundamental knowledge, and then moving on to applications. Problems and solutions are integrated throughout the text.

This two-volume set can be naturally divided into two semester courses, and contains a full modern graduate course in quantum physics. The idea is to teach graduate students how to practically use quantum physics and theory, presenting the fundamental knowledge, and gradually moving on to applications, including atomic, nuclear and solid state physics, as well as modern subfields, such as quantum chaos and quantum entanglement. The book starts with basic quantum problems, which do not require full quantum formalism but allow the student to gain the necessary experience and elements of quantum thinking. Only then does the fundamental Schrödinger equation appear. The author has included topics that are not usually covered in standard textbooks and has written the book in such a way that every topic contains varying layers of difficulty, so that the instructor can decide where to stop. Although supplementary sources are not required, "Further reading" is given for each chapter, including references to scientific journals and publications, and a glossary is also provided.

Problems and solutions are integrated throughout the text.

2. Periodic perturbations

3. Scattering of fast charged particles

4. Photons

5. Photoabsorption and photoemission

6. Dispersion and scattering of light

7. Atom in a strong field.

8. Basics of quantum scattering

9. Method of partial waves

10. More about scattering

11. Reactions and resonances

12. Towards relativistic quantum mechanics

13. Dirac equation

14. Dirac equation: Solutions

15. Discrete symmetries, neutrino and kaons

16. Identical particles

17. Isospin.

18. Secondary quantization

19. Atomic and nuclear configurations

20. Fermions.

21. Collective excitations

22. Bosons

23. Fermion pairing and superconductivity

24. Density matrix

25. Quantum chaos

26. Quantum entanglement