Angular Momentum

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byD. M. Brink, G. R. Satchler

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This book introduces the quantum theory of angular momentum to students who are unfamiliar with it and develops it to a stage useful for research.The first part contains the basic theory of rotations and angular momentum. As the book aims to emphasize applications, mathematical details are avoided and difficult theorems stated without proof. The second part contains examples of applications to a wide range of physical phenomena and presentsa collection of results helpful in solving problems.

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This book introduces the quantum theory of angular momentum to students who are unfamiliar with it and develops it to a stage useful for research. As the book aims to emphasize applications, mathematical details are avoided and difficult theorems stated without proof.

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This book introduces the quantum theory of angular momentum to students who are unfamiliar with it and develops it to a stage useful for research.The first part contains the basic theory of rotations and angular momentum. As the book aims to emphasize applications, mathematical details are avoided and difficult theorems stated without...

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This book introduces the quantum theory of angular momentum to students who are unfamiliar with it and develops it to a stage useful for research. As the book aims to emphasize applications, mathematical details are avoided and difficult theorems stated without proof.

D. M. Brink is at University of Trento. G. R. Satchler is at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198517599

ISBN - 13:9780198517597

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Table of Contents

1. Symmetry in physical laws2. Representations of the rotation group3. Coupling angular momentum vectors, and transformation theory4. Tensors and tensor operators5. Matrix elements of tensor operators6. Applications to physical systems7. Graphical methods in angular momentumAppendix i. 3-j and Clebsch-Gordan coefficientsii. 6-j symbols, Racah coefficientsiii. 9-j Symbols or X-coefficientsiv. Spherical harmonicsv. Rotation matrix elementsvi. Tensors and their matrix elementsReferences and author indexvii. Asymptotic expressions for large angular momenta and classical limitsSubject index

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This book introduces the quantum theory of angular momentum to students who are unfamiliar with it and develops it to a stage useful for research. As the book aims to emphasize applications, mathematical details are avoided and difficult theorems stated without proof.

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`It is good to see this classic reprinted as a third edition. My own copy of the second edition has been used so regularly as a reference for formulae over more than twenty-five years that it has lost its covers and some pages have become detached ... a very thorough book which has stood thetest of time and will now be available to a further generation of postgraduate students and researchers.'Prof. J P Elliot (University of Sussex), Contemporary Physics, 1995, Vol 36, No 1