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Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory)

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Quantum Mechanics Problems and Solutions

Quantum Mechanics Problems and Solutions

Author: Kong Wan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2019

This is a companion volume to the textbook Quantum Mechanics: A Fundamental Approach by the author. The manual starts with simple mathematical and physical terms before moving on to more complex concepts, which are developed gradually but in detail. It contains more than 240 exercises and problems listed at the end of the chapters in Quantum Mechanics and presents full solutions to all these exercises and problems, which are designed to help the reader master the material in the primary text. This mastery will contribute greatly to understanding the concepts and formalism of quantum mechanics, including probability theory for discrete and continuous variables, three-dimensional real vectors, symmetric and selfadjoint vectors, operators in a Hilbert space, operations on vectors, N-dimensional complex vector spaces, direct sums and tensor products of Hilbert spaces and operators, canonical quantisation, time evolution, pure and mixed states, many-particle systems, harmonic and isotropic oscillators, angular momenta, and particles in a static magnetic field, among others.

Quantum 20/20 Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

Quantum 20/20 Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

Author: Ian R. (Professor, Professor, Birmingham University) Kenyon Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

The aim of this book is to provide support for lecture courses on general quantum physics for university undergraduates in the final year(s) of a physics degree programme. The first chapter is a review of the basic quantum mechanics needed for getting the best out of the text. Instructors are then free to concentrate on a group of chapters, or select components from all chapters, whichever suits their needs. The text covers key themes of quantum physics, taking the perspective achieved after more than a century of research, and emphasising the effectiveness and the subtlety of quantum concepts in explaining diverse physical phenomena. The book is used to bring out these unifying ideas and illustrate them with important examples from modern experiments and applications. Care has been taken to maintain a level of presentation accessible to undergraduates, and to provide exercises and solutions to reinforce the learning process. Solutions to the exercises are available via the OUP webpage link for the book.

Quantum 20/20 Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

Quantum 20/20 Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

Author: Ian R. (Professor, Professor, Birmingham University) Kenyon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2019

The aim of this book is to provide support for lecture courses on general quantum physics for university undergraduates in the final year(s) of a physics degree programme. The first chapter is a review of the basic quantum mechanics needed for getting the best out of the text. Instructors are then free to concentrate on a group of chapters, or select components from all chapters, whichever suits their needs. The text covers key themes of quantum physics, taking the perspective achieved after more than a century of research, and emphasising the effectiveness and the subtlety of quantum concepts in explaining diverse physical phenomena. The book is used to bring out these unifying ideas and illustrate them with important examples from modern experiments and applications. Care has been taken to maintain a level of presentation accessible to undergraduates, and to provide exercises and solutions to reinforce the learning process. Solutions to the exercises are available via the OUP webpage link for the book.

Physics with Photons with the ATLAS Run 2 Data Calibration and Identification, Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass and Search for Supersymmetry in Di-Photon Final State

Physics with Photons with the ATLAS Run 2 Data Calibration and Identification, Measurement of the Higgs Boson Mass and Search for Supersymmetry in Di-Photon Final State

Author: Stefano Manzoni Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2019

The work presented in this book is based on the proton-proton collision data from the Large Hadron Collider at a centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector in 2015 and 2016. The research program of the ATLAS experiment includes the precise measurement of the parameters of the Standard Model, and the search for signals of physics beyond the SM. Both these approaches are pursued in this thesis, which presents two different analyses: the measurement of the Higgs boson mass in the di-photon decay channel, and the search for production of supersymmetric particles (gluinos, squarks or winos) in a final state containing two photons and missing transverse momentum. Finally, ATLAS detector performance studies, which are key ingredients for the two analyses outlined before, are also carried out and described.

Multidimensional Periodic Schroedinger Operator Perturbation Theory and Applications

Multidimensional Periodic Schroedinger Operator Perturbation Theory and Applications

Author: Oktay Veliev Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2019

This book describes the direct and inverse problems of the multidimensional Schroedinger operator with a periodic potential, a topic that is especially important in perturbation theory, constructive determination of spectral invariants and finding the periodic potential from the given Bloch eigenvalues. It provides a detailed derivation of the asymptotic formulas for Bloch eigenvalues and Bloch functions in arbitrary dimensions while constructing and estimating the measure of the iso-energetic surfaces in the high-energy regime. Moreover, it presents a unique method proving the validity of the Bethe-Sommerfeld conjecture for arbitrary dimensions and arbitrary lattices. Using the perturbation theory constructed, it determines the spectral invariants of the multidimensional operator from the given Bloch eigenvalues. Some of these invariants are explicitly expressed by the Fourier coefficients of the potential, making it possible to determine the potential constructively using Bloch eigenvalues as input data. Lastly, the book presents an algorithm for the unique determination of the potential. This updated second edition includes an additional chapter that specifically focuses on lower-dimensional cases, providing the basis for the higher-dimensional considerations of the chapters that follow.

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Introduction to Quantum Field Theory

Author: Horatiu (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo) Nastase Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Quantum Field Theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding fields and the particles associated with them, and is the basis of particle physics and condensed matter research. This graduate level textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to quantum field theory, giving equal emphasis to operator and path integral formalisms. It covers modern research such as helicity spinors, BCFW construction and generalized unitarity cuts; as well as treating advanced topics including BRST quantization, loop equations, and finite temperature field theory. Various quantum fields are described, including scalar and fermionic fields, Abelian vector fields and Quantum ElectroDynamics (QED), and finally non-Abelian vector fields and Quantum ChromoDynamics (QCD). Applications to scattering cross sections in QED and QCD are also described. Each chapter ends with exercises and an important concepts section, allowing students to identify the key aspects of the chapter and test their understanding.

Quantum Theory

Quantum Theory

Author: Niels Bohr, Max Planck Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2019

Quantum Theory contains the seminal works of quantum theory from the early years of the 20th Century, representing breakthroughs in science that radically altered the landscape of modern knowledge: Quantum Theory of Line-Spectra by Niels Bohr and The Origin and Development of the Quantum Theory by Max Planck. FLAME TREE's Great Works That Shape Our World is a new series of definitive books drawing on ancient, medieval and modern writing. Created to entertain, inform and enrich the new series brings infinite variety to refresh the mind, presented in beautiful editions for the modern market. Each book features a new, accessible introduction placing the book in context both as part of the new series, and its special contribution to the advancement of human understanding. New Introductions specially written for these editions examine the significance of each work, their impact at time of publication, and their influence today.

Quantum Correlations A Modern Augmentation

Quantum Correlations A Modern Augmentation

Author: Farid Shahandeh Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2019

The correlations between physical systems provide significant information about their collective behaviour - information that is used as a resource in many applications, e.g. communication protocols. However, when it comes to the exploitation of such correlations in the quantum world, identification of the associated `resource' is extremely challenging and a matter of debate in the quantum community. This dissertation describes three key results on the identification, detection, and quantification of quantum correlations. It starts with an extensive and accessible introduction to the mathematical and physical grounds for the various definitions of quantum correlations. It subsequently focusses on introducing a novel unified picture of quantum correlations by taking a modern resource-theoretic position. The results show that this novel concept plays a crucial role in the performance of collaborative quantum computations that is not captured by the standard textbook approaches. Further, this new perspective provides a deeper understanding of the quantum-classical boundary and paves the way towards establishing a resource theory of quantum computations.

Quantum Dynamics Applications in Biological and Materials Systems, Second Edition

Quantum Dynamics Applications in Biological and Materials Systems, Second Edition

Author: Eric R. (University of Houston, Texas, USA) Bittner Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2019

Time-dependent spectroscopic techniques continue to push the frontier of chemical physics, but they receive scant mention in introductory courses and are poorly covered in standard texts. This text bridges the gap between what is traditionally taught in a one-semester quantum chemistry course and the modern field of chemical dynamics, presenting the quantum theory of charge and energy transport in biological systems and optical-electronic materials from a dynamic perspective. Written for graduate level courses in quantum mechanics in physics and chemistry departments and will be of interest to researchers and electrical engineers interested in optical-electronic materials.

The Quantum Mechanics Conundrum Interpretation and Foundations

The Quantum Mechanics Conundrum Interpretation and Foundations

Author: Gennaro Auletta Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2019

This comprehensive volume gives a balanced and systematic treatment of both the interpretation and the mathematical-conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. It is written in a pedagogical style and addresses many thorny problems of fundamental physics. The first aspect concerns Interpretation. The author raises the central problems: formalism, measurement, non-locality, and causality. The main positions on these subjects are presented and critically analysed. The aim is to show that the main schools can converge on a core interpretation. The second aspect concerns Foundations. Here it is shown that the whole theory can be grounded on information theory. The distinction between information and signal leads us to integrating quantum mechanics and relativity. Category theory is presented and its significance for quantum information shown; the logic and epistemological bases of the theory are assessed. Of relevance to all physicists and philosophers with an interest in quantum theory and its foundations, this book is destined to become a classic work.

Basic Quantum Mechanics

Basic Quantum Mechanics

Author: Kyriakos Tamvakis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2019

This textbook on quantum mechanics has been designed for use in two-semester undergraduate courses. It describes the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, explains the use of the mathematical formalism and provides illustrative examples of both concepts and methods. Although the aim is to enable students to master the use of quantum mechanics as a tool, the author also discusses the meaning of quantum concepts. To this end the book contains a variety of relevant examples, worked out in considerable detail, as well as a substantial number of pertinent problems and exercises. The latter will be extremely helpful, if not essential, for gaining a deep understanding and command of the subject. This book is based on the author's thirty years experience of teaching the subject.

Quantum Theory from First Principles An Informational Approach

Quantum Theory from First Principles An Informational Approach

Quantum theory is the soul of theoretical physics. It is not just a theory of specific physical systems, but rather a new framework with universal applicability. This book shows how we can reconstruct the theory from six information-theoretical principles, by rebuilding the quantum rules from the bottom up. Step by step, the reader will learn how to master the counterintuitive aspects of the quantum world, and how to efficiently reconstruct quantum information protocols from first principles. Using intuitive graphical notation to represent equations, and with shorter and more efficient derivations, the theory can be understood and assimilated with exceptional ease. Offering a radically new perspective on the field, the book contains an efficient course of quantum theory and quantum information for undergraduates. It is aimed at researchers, professionals, and students in physics, computer science and philosophy, as well as the curious outsider seeking a deeper understanding of the theory.