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Quantum Physics: The Bottom-Up Approach

From the Simple Two-Level System to Irreducible Representations

Textbook

Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Prologue

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 3-8
  3. Two-State Quantum Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 11-16
    3. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 17-32
    4. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 33-40
    5. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 41-48
    6. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 49-63
    7. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 65-84
    8. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 85-92
    9. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 93-100
    10. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 101-110
  4. Quantum Physics at Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 113-124
    3. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 125-136
    4. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 137-145
    5. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 147-158
    6. Dirk Dubbers, Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
      Pages 159-164
  5. Multilevel Systems and Tensor Operators

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165

About this book

Introduction

This concise tutorial provides the bachelor student and the practitioner with a short text on quantum physics that allows them to understand a wealth of quantum phenomena based on a compact, well readable, yet still concise and accurate description of nonrelativistic quantum theory. This “quadrature of the circle” is achieved by concentrating first on the simplest quantum system that still displays all basic features of quantum theory, namely, a system with only two quantized energy levels. For most readers it is very helpful to understand such simple systems before slowly proceeding to more demanding topics like particle entanglement, quantum chaos, or the use of irreducible tensors. This tutorial does not intend to replace the standard textbooks on quantum mechanics, but will help the average student to understand them, often for the first time.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fak. Physik und Astronomie, Physikalisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2., Fachbereich PhysikPhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany

About the authors

Dirk Dubbers, born 1943 in Dresden/Germany, studied physics at Göttingen and Heidelberg (doctorate and habilitation at Heidelberg University). This was followed by several long-term stays at the European neutron facility Institut Laue-Langevin at Grenoble, France, among them as Director of ILL. He held several professorships at Technical University Munich and Heidelberg University. In 1991 Dirk Dubbers has received the Stern-Gerlach Award of the German Physical Society. The former Dean of Physics Department and former Director of the Physics Institute of Heidelberg University is also a honorary doctor of Vienna University of Technology.

H.-J. Stöckmann, born 1945 in Göttingen/Germany, studied physics at the university of Heidelberg where he obtained his PhD in 1972 and the degree of habilitation in 1978. Since 1979 he is professor of experimental physics at the university of Marburg, where he developed the microwave techniques to study experimentally the quantum-mechanical properties of chaotic and disordered systems. He is author of an introductory monograph on quantum chaos.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quantum Physics: The Bottom-Up Approach
  • Book Subtitle From the Simple Two-Level System to Irreducible Representations
  • Authors Dirk Dubbers
    Hans-Jürgen Stöckmann
  • Series Title Graduate Texts in Physics
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31060-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31059-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-42702-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31060-7
  • Series ISSN 1868-4513
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-4521
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 266
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quantum Physics
    Mathematical Methods in Physics
    Classical Mechanics
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