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Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
With Applications in Condensed Matter and Atomic Physics

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  • Date Published: November 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521565837

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  • This graduate text introduces relativistic quantum theory, emphasizing important applications in condensed matter physics. Relativistic quantum theory is the unification of Einstein's theory of relativity and the quantum mechanics of Bohr, Schrödinger and Heisenberg. Beginning with basic theory, the book then describes essential topics. It includes many worked examples and exercises as well as an extensive reference list. This clear account of a crucial topic will be valuable to graduates and researchers working in condensed matter physics and quantum physics.

    • One of very few books on relativistic quantum physics that is directed towards condensed matter physics (most other books lead on to particle physics or advanced quantum field theory)
    • Requires lower level of maths than most other books on this subject
    • Many exercises
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    "...a sparkling presentation...such an outstanding and careful book is certainly good value and highly recommended for any graduate student entering relativistic quantum mechanics." Contemporary Physics 2000

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    • Date Published: November 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521565837
    • length: 612 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 170 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • contains: 115 b/w illus. 17 tables 51 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The theory of special relativity
    2. Aspects of angular momentum
    3. Particles of spin zero
    4. The Dirac equation
    5. Free particles/antiparticles
    6. Symmetries and operators
    7. Separating particles from antiparticles
    8. One electron atoms
    9. Potential problems
    10. More than one electron
    11. Scattering theory
    12. Electrons and photons
    13. Superconductivity
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Paul Strange, Keele University

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