Atomic physics: An exploration through problems and solutions by Dmitry Budker

Atomic physics: An exploration through problems and solutions

byDmitry Budker, Derek Kimball, David DeMille

Paperback | August 24, 2008

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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 ofproblems, 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, atomtrapping 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.

About The Author

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 Pr...
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Title:Atomic physics: An exploration through problems and solutionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.04 inPublished:August 24, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199532419

ISBN - 13:9780199532414

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Table of Contents

1. Atomic Structure2. Atoms in External Fields3. Interaction of Atoms with Light4. Interaction of Light with Atoms in External Fields5. Atomic Collisions6. Cold Atoms7. Molecules8. Experimental Methods9. Miscellaneous TopicsA. Units, conversion factors, and typical valuesB. Reference data for hydrogen and alkali atomsC. Spectroscopic notation for atoms and diatomic moleculesD. Description of polarization states of lightE. Euler angles and rotation matricesF. The Wigner-Eckart theorem and irreducible tensorsG. The density matrixH. Elements of the Feynman diagram techniqueAppendix I: The 3-J and 6-J symbols