Angular Momentum Techniques in Quantum Mechanics by V. DevanathanAngular Momentum Techniques in Quantum Mechanics by V. Devanathan

Angular Momentum Techniques in Quantum Mechanics

byV. Devanathan

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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This book deals with the coupling of two or more angular momenta, angular momentum coupling coefficients, rotation matrices, tensor operators, evaluation of matrix elements, the gradient formula, identical particles, statistical tensors and polarization phenomena, traces of angular momentum matrices, the helicity formalism and the spin states of the Dirac particle. These topics cover the entire range of angular momentum techniques that are being widely used in the study of both non-relativistic and relativistic problems in physics. At the end of each chapter, review questions, problems and solutions to selected problems are given in order to enable the reader to have a clearer understanding of the subject. Audience: This volume will serve as a valuable reference monograph for research workers in particle physics, nuclear physics and material science. It is also recommended as a text in angular momentum techniques for graduate students of physics and chemistry.
Title:Angular Momentum Techniques in Quantum MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:904815281X

ISBN - 13:9789048152810

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Angular Momentum Operators and Their Matrix Elements. 2. Coupling of Two Angular Momenta. 3. Vectors and Tensors in Spherical Basis. 4. Rotation Matrices - I. 5. Rotation Matrices - II. 6. Tensor Operators and Reduced Matrix Elements. 7. Coupling of Three Angular Momenta. 8. Coupling of Four Angular Momenta. 9. Partial Waves and the Gradient Formula. 10. Identical Particles. 11. Density Matrix and Statistical Tensors. 12. Products of Angular Momentum Matrices and Their Traces. 13. The Helicity Formalism. 14. The Spin States of Dirac Particles. Appendices. References. Subject Index.