Introductory Applied Quantum and Statistical Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0471202762
ISBN-13: 9780471202769
Edition: 2004
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Description: Fundamental to the design of semiconductors, quantum mechanics is usually of interest only to a physics audience. This practical volume opens the subject up to electrical engineers and materials scientists.

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Book details

List price: $168.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 786
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Fundamental to the design of semiconductors, quantum mechanics is usually of interest only to a physics audience. This practical volume opens the subject up to electrical engineers and materials scientists.

PETER L. HAGELSTEIN is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He is a principal investigator in the Optics and Quantum Electronics Group of the Research Laboratory of Electronics. STEPHEN D. SENTURIA formerly held the Barton L. Weller Chair in Electrical Engineering at MIT. He retired in 2002, and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Polychromix, Inc. in Woburn, Massachusetts. He is Senior Editor of the ASME/IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. TERRY P. ORLANDO is a professor of electrical engineering and principal investigator at the Research Laboratory of Electronics at MIT. His research focuses on superconducting circuits for quantum computation and nonlinear dynamics.

Introduction
Foundations
Particles and Waves
Probability Amplitudes
The Origins of Quantum Mechanics
The Schr?dinger Equation and Wave Packet Solutions
Operators, Expectation Values, and Ehrenfest's Theorem
The Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation
Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues
Piecewise Constant Potentials: I
Piecewise Constant Potentials: II
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator I
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator II: Operators
The Simple Harmonic Oscillator III: Wave Packet Solutions
The Quantum LC Circuit
Useful Approximations
Overview of Approximate Methods for Eigenfunctions
The WKB Approximation
The Variational Method
Finite Basis Approximation
The Two-Level System
The Two-level System with Static Coupling
Th e Two-level System with Dynamical Coupling
Coupld Two-level System and Simple Harmonic Oscillator
Quantum Systems with Many Degrees of Freedom
Problems in More than One Dimension
Electromagnetic Field Quantization I: Resonator Fields
Electromagnetic Field Quantization II: Free-space Fields
The Density of States
The Golden Rules: The Calculation of Transition Raes
Statistical Mechanics
Basic Concepts of Statistical Mechanics
Microscopic Quantum Systems in Equilibrium with a Reservoir
Statistical Models Applied to Metals and Semiconductors
Hydrogen Atom, Helium Atom, and Molecular Hydrogen
The Hydrogen Atom I: The Classical Problems
The Hydrogen Atom II: The Quantum Problem
The Hydrogen Atom III: Applications
Two-Electron Atoms and Ions
Molecular Hydrogen I: H 2+ and H 2 Electronic Orbitals
Molecular Hydrogen II: Vibrational and Rotational States
Appendices
Gaussian Integrals
The Fourier Transform of a Plane Wave
The Probability Flux
The Cascaded Matrix Method
The Creation Operator Raises the Index
Canonical Quantization
Wave Packet Incident on a "Gentle" Potential Step
The WKB Representation for Allowed Regions
The WKB Representation for Forbidden Regions
Matrix Elements for the Quartic Well
Normalization, and the Unity Operator
The Density Operator and Density Matrix
The Two-level System Hamiltonian
Thinking about Dirac Notation
Coordinate Rotation and the Two-dimensional SHO
Conservation Law for the Electromagnetic Energy Density
The Grand Partition Function
Analytic Results for Metals Properties
Saha Equilibrium for a Hydrogen Plasma
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
The Atomic Force Microscope
The Heisenberg Picture
References
Index

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