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Quantum Mechanics and Electrodynamics

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 1-43
  3. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 45-58
  4. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 59-107
  5. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 109-152
  6. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 153-188
  7. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 189-289
  8. Jaroslav Zamastil, Jakub Benda
    Pages 291-430
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 431-464

About this book

Introduction

This book highlights the power and elegance of algebraic methods of solving problems in quantum mechanics. It shows that symmetries not only provide elegant solutions to problems that can be solved exactly, but also substantially simplify problems that must be solved approximately.

Furthermore, the book provides an elementary exposition of quantum electrodynamics and its application to low-energy physics, along with a thorough analysis of the role of relativistic, magnetic, and quantum electrodynamic effects in atomic spectroscopy. Included are essential derivations made clear through detailed, transparent calculations.

The book’s commitment to deriving advanced results with elementary techniques, as well as its inclusion of exercises will enamor it to advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

Keywords

Precision atomic calculations Tests of QED Bound-state QED Lie algebras in quantum mechanics Atomic spectroscopy Positronium

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Charles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Charles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

About the authors

Jaroslav Zamastil is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Physics and Optics at Charles University in Prague. He has published a number of articles in the fields of mathematical and atomic physics.

Jakub Benda is a PhD student of theoretical physics at Charles University in Prague.

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Reviews

“The authors accentuate the power and elegance of algebraic methods of solving problems in quantum mechanics. Symmetries not only provide elegant solutions to problems that can be solved exactly, but also substantially simplify problems that must be solved approximately … . Throughout the text detailed calculations have been given.” (Alex B. Gaina, zbMATH 1392.81004, 2018)