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Atomic Physics An Exploration Through Problems and Solutions

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ISBN-10: 0199532419

ISBN-13: 9780199532414

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Dmitry Budker, Derek Kimball, David DeMille

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This book provides a bridge between the basic principles of physics learned as an undergraduate and the skills and knowledge required for advanced study and research in the exciting field of atomic physics. The text is organized in a unique and versatile format --- as a collection of problems, hints, detailed solutions, and in-depth tutorials. This enables the reader to open the book at any page and get a solid introduction to subjects on the cutting edge of atomic physics, such as frequency comb metrology, tests of fundamental symmetries with atoms, atomic magnetometers, atom trapping and cooling, and Bose-Einstein condensates. The text also includes problems and tutorials on important basics that every practicing atomic physicist should know, but approached from the perspective of experimentalists: formal calculations are avoided where possible in favor of 'back-of-the-envelope' estimates, symmetry arguments, and physical analogies. The 2nd edition contains over 10 new problems, and includes important updates, revisions, and corrections of several problems of the 1st edition.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Dmitry Budker Department of Physics University of California at Berkeley Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley (1993), American Physical Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (1994), National Science Foundation Career Award (1998), Miller Research Professorship (2002-2003), Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2005), R&D 100 Award for Laser Detected Magnetic-Resonance Imaging (2007). Derek F. Kimball Department of Physics California State University - East Bay Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley (2005), Departmental Citation in Physics, University of California at Berkeley (1998). David P. DeMille Physics Department Yale University Ph. D. from the University of California at Berkeley (1994), Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (2005), Francis M. Pipkin Award (2007).

Atomic Structure
Atoms in External Fields
Interaction of Atoms with Light
Interaction of Light with Atoms in External Fields
Atomic Collisions
Cold Atoms
Molecules
Experimental Methods
Miscellaneous Topics
Units, conversion factors, and typical values
Reference data for hydrogen and alkali atoms
Spectroscopic notation for atoms and diatomic molecules
Description of polarization states of light
Euler angles and rotation matrices
The Wigner-Eckart theorem and irreducible tensors
The density matrix
Elements of the Feynman diagram technique
The 3-J and 6-J symbols