© 1998

Theoretical Atomic Physics

  • Nobel Prize winning discipline

  • Course was updated and enlarged

  • 48 problems with complete solutions


Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 1-62
  3. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 63-119
  4. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 121-197
  5. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 199-272
  6. Harald Friedrich
    Pages 273-355
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 357-416

About this book


Atomic physics is a pioneering discipline at the forefront of theoretical and experimental physics. It has played a major role in advancing our understanding of chaotic systems. The 1997 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded for progress in cooling atoms to extremely low temperatures. This new edition of Theoretical Atomic Physics takes into account recent developments and includes sections on semiclassical periodic orbit theory, scaling properties for atoms in external fields, threshold behaviour of ionization cross sections, classical and quantum dynamics of two-electron atoms, and Bose-Einstein condensation of atomic gases. Moreover, for students there are 48 problems with complete solutions which makes this course the most thorough introduction to the field available.


Atomic spectra Chaos Cold atoms Cross section Quantum information Quantum mechanics Reactions Semiclassical theory atomic physics spectra theoretical physics two-electron atom

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Physik-DepartmentTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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