Atomic structure / Colm T. Whelan.Material type: TextSeries: IOP (Series). Release 4. | IOP concise physicsPublisher: San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Distributor: Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, Description: 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: electronic Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781681748801; 9781681748788Subject(s): Atomic structure | Physics | SCIENCE / Physics / GeneralAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 539/.14 LOC classification: QC173.4.A87 | W543 2018ebOnline resources: Click here to access online Also available in print.
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Includes bibliographical references.
1. The Bohr atom -- 1.1. Spectral lines -- 1.2. Center of mass -- 1.3. Atomic units -- 1.4. Isotopes and exotic atoms
2. Quantum mechanics -- 2.1. Formalism -- 2.2. Spin -- 2.3. Wave mechanics
3. One-electron atoms -- 3.1. Two-body systems -- 3.2. Schrödinger equation with a central potential
4. Multi-electron atoms and the periodic table -- 4.1. Identical particles -- 4.2. The periodic table -- 4.3. Approximate methods
5. The self-consistent field approach -- 5.1. The Hartree method -- 5.2. Slater determinants -- 5.3. The Hartree-Fock approximation
Appendices. A. Vector spaces -- B. Some more mathematical results -- C. Variational methods -- D. Angular momentum.
A knowledge of atomic theory should be an essential part of every physicist's and chemist's toolkit. This book provides an introduction to the basic ideas that govern our understanding of microscopic matter, and the essential features of atomic structure and spectra are presented in a direct and easily accessible manner. Semi-classical ideas are reviewed and an introduction to the quantum mechanics of one and two electron systems and their interaction with external electromagnetic fields is featured. Multielectron atoms are also introduced, and the key methods for calculating their properties reviewed.
Appropriate as an accessible introductory guide/reference for undergraduate students and general interest readers.
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Colm T. Whelan, PhD, is a Professor of Physics and an Eminent Scholar at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his PhD in Theoretical Atomic Physics from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and was awarded a ScD also from Cambridge in 2001. He is a Fellow of both the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK). He has over 30 years of experience in the teaching of physics.
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