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Advanced Quantum Mechanics
A Practical Guide

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  • Date Published: February 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761505

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  • An accessible introduction to advanced quantum theory, this graduate-level textbook focuses on its practical applications rather than mathematical technicalities. It treats real-life examples, from topics ranging from quantum transport to nanotechnology, to equip students with a toolbox of theoretical techniques. Beginning with second quantization, the authors illustrate its use with different condensed matter physics examples. They then explain how to quantize classical fields, with a focus on the electromagnetic field, taking students from Maxwell's equations to photons, coherent states and absorption and emission of photons. Following this is a unique master-level presentation on dissipative quantum mechanics, before the textbook concludes with a short introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics, covering the Dirac equation and a relativistic second quantization formalism. The textbook includes 70 end-of-chapter problems. Solutions to some problems are given at the end of the chapter and full solutions to all problems are available for instructors at

    • Presents the theory at an operational level, with numerous examples taken from a range of different fields, so students can see how the theory is applied
    • Focuses on modern device applications of quantum mechanics
    • Includes unique, master-level treatment of dissipative quantum mechanics to introduce this accessible field to students
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    "This is a clear and concise graduate-level textbook with an emphasis on applications. It is ideal for readers wishing to apply quantum mechanics to construct quantum dots, qubits and nanodevices. The authors use a fresh approach to discuss the quantization of fields, the interaction of radiation and matter and coherent states, which I found to be very helpful. This unique presentation ends with a brief introduction to relativistic quantum mechanics."
    Barry R. Masters, Optics and Photonics News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761505
    • length: 368 pages
    • dimensions: 253 x 192 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 79 b/w illus. 70 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Second Quantization:
    1. Elementary quantum mechanics
    2. Identical particles
    3. Second quantization
    Part II. Examples:
    4. Magnetism
    5. Superconductivity
    6. Superfluidity
    Part III. Fields and Radiation:
    7. Classical fields
    8. Quantization of fields
    9. Radiation and matter
    10. Coherent states
    Part IV. Dissipative Quantum Mechanics:
    11. Dissipative quantum mechanics
    12. Transitions and dissipation
    Part V. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics:
    13. Relativistic quantum mechanics

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    Advanced Quantum Mechanics

    Yuli V. Nazarov, Jeroen Danon

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    Yuli V. Nazarov, Technische Universiteit Delft, The Netherlands
    Yuli V. Nazarov is a Professor in the Quantum Nanoscience department, the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology. He has worked in quantum transport since the emergence of the field in the late eighties.

    Jeroen Danon, Niels Bohr Institutet, Copenhagen
    Jeroen Danon is a Researcher at the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum System, Free University Berlin. He works in the fields of quantum transport and mesoscopic physics.

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