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Astronomy-inspired atomic and molecular physics, by A.R.P. Rau, (electronic resource)

Label
Astronomy-inspired atomic and molecular physics
Title
Astronomy-inspired atomic and molecular physics
Statement of responsibility
by A.R.P. Rau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aimed at senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in departments of physics and astronomy, this textbook gives a systematic treatment of atomic and molecular structure and spectra, together with the effect of weak and strong external electromagnetic fields. Topics chosen are those of interest in astronomy, and indeed many were inspired by specific astronomical contexts. Examples include the negative ion of hydrogen and the effects of strong magnetic fields such as those occurring on certain white dwarfs and neutron stars. Adiabatic and non-adiabatic handling of electron correlations and application to processes such as dielectronic recombination are included. Astronomical examples are provided throughout, as well as end-of-the-chapter problems and exercises. Over seventy illustrative diagrams complete this unique and comprehensive volume
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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Rau, A. R. P.
Dewey number
539/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC173.4.A87
LC item number
R38 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Astrophysics and space science library
Series volume
v. 271
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atomic structure
  • Molecular structure
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • SCIENCE
  • Atomic structure
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Molecular structure
  • Atoms, Molecules, Clusters and Plasmas
  • Atomic and Molecular Structure and Spectra
  • Quantum Physics
Label
Astronomy-inspired atomic and molecular physics, by A.R.P. Rau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47820-X
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. ATOMIC STRUCTURE -- 1 Beginnings -- 2 The Hydrogen Atom -- 2.1 Eigenstates in the spherical representation -- 2.2 High symmetry of the hydrogen atom, -- separation in parabolic coordinates -- 3 The Two-electron Atom -- 3.1 The ground state of helium -- 3.2 Excited states -- 3.3 Configuration interaction -- 4 Heavier Atoms -- 4.1 Configurations and states -- 4.2 Simple screening pictures -- 4.3 The Thomas-Fermi self-consistent field model -- 4.4 Exact treatments: Hartree-Fock and -- configuration interaction -- 5 Line Spectra and Their Uses -- 5.1 Atomic spectra in astronomy -- 5.2 Doppler shifts of spectral lines -- Problems -- 2. COUPLING OF ATOMS TO RADIATION -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Photoabsorption and Photoemission -- 2.1 The Oscillator strength -- 2.2 Alternative forms of the dipole -- matrix element -- 2.3 Selection rules -- 2.4 Moments and sum rules -- 3 Charged-particle Collisions -- 3.1 The Generalized Oscillator strength -- 3.2 Total cross-section -- 4 The Negative Ion of Hydrogen -- 4.1 The ground state of H- -- 4.2 Photodetachment of H- -- 4.3 Radiative capture -- Problems -- 3. ATOMS IN WEAK, STATIC FIELDS -- 1 Introduction -- 2 External Electric and Magnetic Fields -- 2.1 Coupling to external fields -- 2.2 Time-independent perturbation theory -- 2.3 The Stark effect -- 2.4 The Zeeman effect -- 3 Internal Perturbations in an Atom -- 3.1 Relativistic mass correction -- 3.2 Spin-orbit coupling -- 3.3 Other corrections -- Problems -- 4. ATOMS IN STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Free electrons in a magnetic field -- 2 Excited States in a Magnetic Field -- 2.1 Basic Hamiltonian and spectrum -- 2.2 Degenerate perturbation theory in -- an n-manifold -- 2.3 Large-scale numerical calculations -- 2.4 Quasi-classical JWKB analysis -- 2.5 Rydberg diamagnetism in other atoms -- 3 Strong Field Effects on Low-lying States -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Hydrogen in an ultrastrong magnetic field -- 3.3 Complex atoms in ultrastrong fields -- 3.4 Complex atoms in very strong, -- but not ultrastrong, fields -- 4 Strong Magnetic Fields in Astronomy -- Problems -- 5. ELECTRON CORRELATIONS -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Electron Correlations -- 2.1 Qualitative picture -- 2.2 The spectrum of He and H- -- 2.3 Experimental observation -- 3 Hyperspherical Coordinates -- 3.1 Coulomb potential and hyperspherical -- harmonics in six dimensions -- 3.2 Adiabatic hyperspherical method -- 3.3 Description of resonances -- 3.4 High-lying doubly-excited states and double -- ionization -- 4 Dielectronic Recombination -- Problems -- 6. DIATOMIC MOLECULES -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Structure of Diatomic Molecules -- 2.1 Basic mechanism and nomenclature -- of covalent bonds -- 2.2 Molecular orbitals and states of simple -- diatomic molecules -- 2.3 The Born-Oppenheimer approximation -- 2.4 Rotations and vibrations of the internuclear axis -- 2.5 Anharmonicities and rotation-vibration -- coupling -- 2.6 Parity of molecular states -- 2.7 Effect of nuclear spin -- 3 Molecular Spectra -- 3.1 Rotational spectra -- 3.2 Vibrational spectra -- 3.3 Raman spectra -- 3.4 Electronic spectra -- 3.5 External field effects on molecular spectra -- 3.6 Collisional processes -- 4 Astrophysical Applications -- Problems -- 7. POLYATOMIC MOLECULES -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Structure and Spectra of Polyatomic Molecules -- 2.1 Born-Oppenheimer approximation and -- electronic structure -- 2.2 Rotation of polyatomic molecules -- and spectra -- 2.3 Vibrations of polyatomic molecules -- 2.4 Degeneracies and rovibronic couplings -- 3 Astrophysical Applications -- Problems
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unknown
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1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781402004674
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54439151
  • (OCoLC)ocm54439151
Label
Astronomy-inspired atomic and molecular physics, by A.R.P. Rau, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-306-47820-X
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. ATOMIC STRUCTURE -- 1 Beginnings -- 2 The Hydrogen Atom -- 2.1 Eigenstates in the spherical representation -- 2.2 High symmetry of the hydrogen atom, -- separation in parabolic coordinates -- 3 The Two-electron Atom -- 3.1 The ground state of helium -- 3.2 Excited states -- 3.3 Configuration interaction -- 4 Heavier Atoms -- 4.1 Configurations and states -- 4.2 Simple screening pictures -- 4.3 The Thomas-Fermi self-consistent field model -- 4.4 Exact treatments: Hartree-Fock and -- configuration interaction -- 5 Line Spectra and Their Uses -- 5.1 Atomic spectra in astronomy -- 5.2 Doppler shifts of spectral lines -- Problems -- 2. COUPLING OF ATOMS TO RADIATION -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Photoabsorption and Photoemission -- 2.1 The Oscillator strength -- 2.2 Alternative forms of the dipole -- matrix element -- 2.3 Selection rules -- 2.4 Moments and sum rules -- 3 Charged-particle Collisions -- 3.1 The Generalized Oscillator strength -- 3.2 Total cross-section -- 4 The Negative Ion of Hydrogen -- 4.1 The ground state of H- -- 4.2 Photodetachment of H- -- 4.3 Radiative capture -- Problems -- 3. ATOMS IN WEAK, STATIC FIELDS -- 1 Introduction -- 2 External Electric and Magnetic Fields -- 2.1 Coupling to external fields -- 2.2 Time-independent perturbation theory -- 2.3 The Stark effect -- 2.4 The Zeeman effect -- 3 Internal Perturbations in an Atom -- 3.1 Relativistic mass correction -- 3.2 Spin-orbit coupling -- 3.3 Other corrections -- Problems -- 4. ATOMS IN STRONG MAGNETIC FIELDS -- 1 Introduction -- 1.1 Free electrons in a magnetic field -- 2 Excited States in a Magnetic Field -- 2.1 Basic Hamiltonian and spectrum -- 2.2 Degenerate perturbation theory in -- an n-manifold -- 2.3 Large-scale numerical calculations -- 2.4 Quasi-classical JWKB analysis -- 2.5 Rydberg diamagnetism in other atoms -- 3 Strong Field Effects on Low-lying States -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 Hydrogen in an ultrastrong magnetic field -- 3.3 Complex atoms in ultrastrong fields -- 3.4 Complex atoms in very strong, -- but not ultrastrong, fields -- 4 Strong Magnetic Fields in Astronomy -- Problems -- 5. ELECTRON CORRELATIONS -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Electron Correlations -- 2.1 Qualitative picture -- 2.2 The spectrum of He and H- -- 2.3 Experimental observation -- 3 Hyperspherical Coordinates -- 3.1 Coulomb potential and hyperspherical -- harmonics in six dimensions -- 3.2 Adiabatic hyperspherical method -- 3.3 Description of resonances -- 3.4 High-lying doubly-excited states and double -- ionization -- 4 Dielectronic Recombination -- Problems -- 6. DIATOMIC MOLECULES -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Structure of Diatomic Molecules -- 2.1 Basic mechanism and nomenclature -- of covalent bonds -- 2.2 Molecular orbitals and states of simple -- diatomic molecules -- 2.3 The Born-Oppenheimer approximation -- 2.4 Rotations and vibrations of the internuclear axis -- 2.5 Anharmonicities and rotation-vibration -- coupling -- 2.6 Parity of molecular states -- 2.7 Effect of nuclear spin -- 3 Molecular Spectra -- 3.1 Rotational spectra -- 3.2 Vibrational spectra -- 3.3 Raman spectra -- 3.4 Electronic spectra -- 3.5 External field effects on molecular spectra -- 3.6 Collisional processes -- 4 Astrophysical Applications -- Problems -- 7. POLYATOMIC MOLECULES -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Structure and Spectra of Polyatomic Molecules -- 2.1 Born-Oppenheimer approximation and -- electronic structure -- 2.2 Rotation of polyatomic molecules -- and spectra -- 2.3 Vibrations of polyatomic molecules -- 2.4 Degeneracies and rovibronic couplings -- 3 Astrophysical Applications -- Problems
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781402004674
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54439151
  • (OCoLC)ocm54439151

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