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By Lorenzo J. Curtis

This booklet provides an method of introductory graduate classes on atomic constitution. The author's strategy makes use of conceptually robust semiclassical modeling equipment, and demonstrates the measure to which the Maslov-indexed EBK quantization elucidates the quantum mechanical formula of point energies and lifetimes. It merges this with an replace and extension of semiempirical information systematizations constructed via Bengt Edlén to explain advanced atoms, and adapts them to incorporate the specification of lifetimes. The textual content emphasizes the old foundation of the nomenclature and methodologies of spectroscopy. despite the fact that, interplay mechanisms are offered deductively, in accordance with quantum mechanical and box theoretical versions, instead of tracing their oblique paths of discovery. Many labored examples offer purposes to parts akin to astrophysics, hyperfine constitution, and coherent anisotropic excitation. The ebook provides a company origin for experts in atomic physics, in addition to a capstone program for experts in astrophysics, chemistry, condensed topic, and different comparable fields.

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