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The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution

The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution
Three Essays


  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107669819

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  • Niels Bohr (1885–1962) was a Danish physicist who played a key role in the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. First published in 1924, this second edition of a 1922 original contains three essays by Bohr dealing with the application of quantum theory to problems of atomic structure: the first essay is on the spectrum of hydrogen; the second is on the series spectra of the elements; the third is on the structure of the atom and the physical and chemical properties of the elements. The essays do not aim at a comprehensive treatment of their subjects, instead providing the reader with a more accessible, generalised viewpoint. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Bohr's contribution to physics.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107669819
    • length: 150 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. On the Spectrum of Hydrogen:
    1. Empirical spectral laws
    2. Laws of temperature radiation
    3. The nuclear theory of the atom
    4. Quantum theory of spectra
    5. Hydrogen spectrum
    6. The Pickering lines
    7. Other spectra
    Part II. On the Series Spectra of the Elements
    Section 1. Introduction
    Section 2. General Principles of the Quantum Theory of Spectra:
    8. Hydrogen spectrum
    9. The correspondence principle
    10. General spectral laws
    11. Absorption and excitation of radiation
    Section 3. Development of the Quantum Theory of Spectra:
    12. Effect of external forces on the hydrogen spectrum
    13. The Stark effect
    14. The Zoeman effect
    15. Central pertubations
    16. Relativity effect of hydrogen lines
    17. Theory of series spectra
    18. Correspondence principle and conservation of angular momentum
    19. The spectra of helium and lithium
    20. Complex structure of series lines
    Section 4. Conclusion
    Part III. The Structure of the Atom and the Physical and Chemical Properties of the Elements
    Section 5. Preliminary:
    21. The nuclear atom
    22. The postulates of the quantum theory
    23. Hydrogen atom
    24. Hydrogen spectrum and x-ray spectra
    25. The fine structure of the hydrogen lines
    26. Periodic table
    27. Recent atomic models
    Section 6. Series Spectra and the Capture of Electrons by Atoms:
    28. Arc and spark spectra
    29. Series diagram
    30. Correspondence principle
    Section 7. Formation of Atoms and the Periodic Table:
    31. First period. Hydrogen-helium
    32. Second period. Lithium-neon
    33. Third period. Sodium-argon
    34. Fourth period. Potassium-Krypton
    35. Fifth period. Rubidium-xenon
    36. Sixth period. Caesium-niton
    37. Seventh period
    38. Survey of the periodic table
    Section 8. Reorganization of Atoms and X-Ray SPectra:
    39. Absorption and emission of x-rays and correspondence principle
    40. X-ray spectra and atomic structure
    41. Classification of x-ray spectra
    42. Conclusion

  • Author

    Niels Bohr

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