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Oscillations in Finite Quantum Systems

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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics

  • Date Published: September 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521019965

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  • This book surveys the physics of small clusters of particles undergoing oscillations and vibrations. These oscillations occur in nuclear physics and the physics and chemistry of atomic clusters. First, the authors survey experimental information on collective vibrations in atoms, metal clusters and nuclei, then they develop theoretical tools to understand these findings. Finally, they discuss important vibrational modes observed in the different systems and mechanisms for the damping of vibrational modes and the effects of excitation energy on the modes.

    • First book available dealing with the oscillations of finite quantum systems
    • Top authors
    • A brief introduction
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Of interest to anyone studying finite quantum systems in physics or physical chemistry...Very clearly written; the mathematics is presented with unusual finesse." MU, American Mathematical Monthly

    "...a very interesting book...a successful book." Herman Feshbach, Physics Today

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    • Date Published: September 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521019965
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.365kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Basic concepts
    3. Theoretical tools
    4. RPA
    5. Dipole oscillations
    6. Surface modes
    7. Compressional modes
    8. Spin modes
    9. Line broadening and the decay of oscillations
    10. Thermal effects
    Appendices
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    G. F. Bertsch, Michigan State University

    R. A. Broglia, UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Milano

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