What is Light?
This book has taken a rather unusual course. I have tried to present the subject of how light (electromagnetic radiation) interacts with matter (electrons, atoms, and, by implication, with molecules and more complicated systems) without recourse to the more usual path which introduces the concept of the photon. “What a fool !”, I hear some people saying—but those are not likely to have bothered to read as far as this chapter. Nonetheless I believe it has been worthwhile attempting to do this for a number of reasons.
KeywordsAngular Momentum Quantum Rule Reduce Matrix Element Ground State Atom Cascade Transition
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