Quantum Physics of Matter

Quantum Physics of Matter explores the way in which quantum physics determines the properties of materials.

Quantum Physics of Matter

Quantum Physics of Matter explores the way in which quantum physics determines the properties of materials. The quantum physics of solids, for example, dictates whether they are good insulators, conductors, semiconductors, or even superconductors. At a deeper level, it explores how the quantum physics of nuclei and elementary particles determines the stability of matter and hence the range of substances that came into existence through the big bang and the evolution of stars.

Quantum Theory of Matter

With a minimum of mathematics, this book provides a novel approach to the teaching of quantum mechanics.

Quantum Theory of Matter

With a minimum of mathematics, this book provides a novel approach to the teaching of quantum mechanics. As many books mainly present the concepts of quantum theory, this volume emphasises the application of the theory, offering the reader a unifying picture of atoms, molecules and solids. Essential for all undergraduate physics courses, it will also be a most valuable supplementary text for postgraduate courses on quantum mechanics.

Mind Matter and Quantum Mechanics

Leading quantum physicist Stapp focuses in this book on the problem of consciousness and explains how quantum mechanics allows causally effective conscious thought to be combined in a natural way with the physical brain made of neurons and ...

Mind  Matter and Quantum Mechanics

Leading quantum physicist Stapp focuses in this book on the problem of consciousness and explains how quantum mechanics allows causally effective conscious thought to be combined in a natural way with the physical brain made of neurons and atoms.

Many Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

The book is an introduction to quantum field theory applied to condensed matter physics.

Many Body Quantum Theory in Condensed Matter Physics

The book is an introduction to quantum field theory applied to condensed matter physics. The topics cover modern applications in electron systems and electronic properties of mesoscopic systems and nanosystems. The textbook is developed for a graduate or advanced undergraduate course with exercises which aim at giving students the ability to confront real problems.

Contemporary Research in the Foundations and Philosophy of Quantum Theory

Indeed, this difficulty has persisted since the onset of quantum mechanics in the 1920's." One may then argue that at least we do have a good theory of matter in the non-relativistic domain. But even at low energies, this is not good ...

Contemporary Research in the Foundations and Philosophy of Quantum Theory

To mathematicians, mathematics is a happy game, to scientists a mere tool and to philosophers a Platonic mystery - or so the caricature runs. The caricature reflects the alleged 'cultural gap' between the disciplines a gap for which there too often has been, sadly, sound historical evidence. In many minds the lack of communication between philosophy and the exact disciplines is especially prominent. Yet in the past there was no separation - exact knowledge, covering both scientists and mathemati cians, was known as natural philosophy and the business of providing a critical view of the nature of reality and an accurate mathematical de scription of it constituted a single task from the glorious tradition begun by the early Greek philosophers even up until Newton's day (but I am thinking of Descartes and Leibniz I). The lack of communication between these professional groups has been particularly unfortunate, for the past half century has seen the most ex citing developments in mathematical physics since Newton. These devel opments hinged on the introduction of vast new reaches of mathematics into physics (non-Euclidean geometries, covariant formulations, non commutative algebras, functional analysis and so on) and conversely have challenged mathematicians to develop the appropriate mathematical fields. Equally, these developments have posed profound philosophical problems to do with the rejection of traditional conceptions concerning the nature of physical reality and physical theorising.

Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics

views of the structure of matter which had been the basis of quantum theory. Admittedly, these views were not part of the mathematical formalism; but they were part of physical theory none the less. What is needed is a general theory of ...

Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics

Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics is one of the three volumes of Karl Popper’s Postscript to the Logic of scientific Discovery. The Postscript is the culmination of Popper’s work in the philosophy of physics and a new famous attack on subjectivist approaches to philosophy of science. Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics is the third volume of the Postscript. It may be read independently, but it also forms part of Popper’s interconnected argument in the Postscript. It presents Popper’s classic statement on quantum physics and offers important insights into his thinking on problems of method within science and physics as a whole.

Quantum Theory of Matter

Quantum Theory of Matter


Quantum Theory and Reality

As to point (a), we must not forget that “the new quantum theory” or “quantum mechanics” was, to start with, and until at least 1935, simply another name for “the new electromagnetic theory of matter”. In order to realize fully how the ...

Quantum Theory and Reality

The Tum of the Tide During centuries physicists were supposed to be studying the physical world. Since the turn of the century this assumption has often been challenged as naive: it was proclaimed that physics is not about the external world but about observers and their manipUlations: that it is meaningless to talk of anything else than observation devices and opera tions: that the laws of physics concern our knowledge rather than the external world. This view of the nature of physical science has old roots in philo sophy but it was independently reinvented by a number of philosophi cally inclined physicists, notably ERNST MACH. These scientists were disgusted with the school philosophies and they were alarmed by the increasing number of physical concepts which they regarded as meta physical or beyond experimental control, such as those of absolute motion, ether, electromagnetic field, and molecule. Reasonably enough, they wished to keep physics testable. To accomplish this goal they adopted the safe method, namely to banish every idea that could not be closely tied to observation. In this way they certainly avoided the risks of untestable speculation but they also failed to enjoy the benefits of theoretical invention. Furthermore they instituted unawares a new meta physics that was to dominate the philosophy of physics for half a century: the metaphysics according to which the world is made of sense experience.

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

This graduate text introduces relativistic quantum theory, emphasising its important applications in condensed matter physics.

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

This graduate text introduces relativistic quantum theory, emphasising its important applications in condensed matter physics. Relativistic quantum theory is the unification into a consistent theory of Einstein's theory of relativity and the quantum mechanics of Bohr, Schrödinger, and Heisenberg, etc. Beginning with basic theory, the book then describes essential topics. Many worked examples and exercises are included along with an extensive reference list. This clear account of a crucial topic in science will be valuable to graduates and researchers working in condensed matter physics and quantum physics.

The Quantum Theory of Motion

Matter acquires ' position ' only when one performs certain laboratory operations . It is for this reason that one cannot logically deduce the classical theory of matter from the pure quantum mechanical formalism as a limiting case .

The Quantum Theory of Motion

An explanation of how quantum processes may be visualised without ambiguity, in terms of a simple physical model.

Solid State and Quantum Theory for Optoelectronics

Optoelectronics and photonics implement and apply various forms of the ''matter–light'' interaction. This book primarily introduces the solid-state and quantum theory for ''matter'' but postpones a discussion of ''light'' and its ...

Solid State and Quantum Theory for Optoelectronics

While applications rapidly change one to the next in our commercialized world, fundamental principles behind those applications remain constant. So if one understands those principles well enough and has ample experience in applying them, he or she will be able to develop a capacity for reaching results via conceptual thinking rather than having to

30 Second Quantum Theory

of light could behave like particles of matter, couldparticles of matter behave like waves? In 1923, Louis de Broglie set out to see whether this could be true and developed a theory of matter waves. He realized that if particles such ...

30 Second Quantum Theory

The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Quantum Theory tackles a mindbendingly mysterious area of physics, introducing the 50 most significant quantum quandaries and ideas. In a world where the quantum physics of electronics is an everyday essential and new quantum developments make headline news, you will visit Parallel Worlds, ride Wave Theory, and learn just enough to talk with certainty about Uncertainty Theory and to untangle the mysteries of quantum entanglement.

The Historical Development of Quantum Theory

Thus , de Broglie's matter waves also helped in resolving the mixing paradox , which Einstein had mentioned at the end of his first paper on the quantum theory of monatomic ideal gases ( Einstein , 1924c , p . 267 ) .

The Historical Development of Quantum Theory


Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Nanotechnology and Information Science

This book provides a novel approach to Quantum Mechanics whilst also giving readers the requisite background and training for the scientists and engineers of the 21st Century who need to come to grips with quantum phenomena The fundamentals ...

Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Nanotechnology and Information Science

Quantum mechanics transcends and supplants classical mechanics at the atomic and subatomic levels. It provides the underlying framework for many subfields of physics, chemistry and materials science, including condensed matter physics, atomic physics, molecular physics, quantum chemistry, particle physics, and nuclear physics. It is the only way we can understand the structure of materials, from the semiconductors in our computers to the metal in our automobiles. It is also the scaffolding supporting much of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The purpose of this book is to present the fundamentals of quantum theory within a modern perspective, with emphasis on applications to nanoscience and nanotechnology, and information-technology. As the frontiers of science have advanced, the sort of curriculum adequate for students in the sciences and engineering twenty years ago is no longer satisfactory today. Hence, the emphasis on new topics that are not included in older reference texts, such as quantum information theory, decoherence and dissipation, and on applications to nanotechnology, including quantum dots, wires and wells. This book provides a novel approach to Quantum Mechanics whilst also giving readers the requisite background and training for the scientists and engineers of the 21st Century who need to come to grips with quantum phenomena The fundamentals of quantum theory are provided within a modern perspective, with emphasis on applications to nanoscience and nanotechnology, and information-technology Older books on quantum mechanics do not contain the amalgam of ideas, concepts and tools necessary to prepare engineers and scientists to deal with the new facets of quantum mechanics and their application to quantum information science and nanotechnology As the frontiers of science have advanced, the sort of curriculum adequate for students in the sciences and engineering twenty years ago is no longer satisfactory today There are many excellent quantum mechanics books available, but none have the emphasis on nanotechnology and quantum information science that this book has

Quantum Theory

Quantum. Physics. and. the. Stability. of. Matter. If one is asked to prepare a short list of most significant problems in physics of theoretical nature and are critical for our existence and that of the universe, the subject matter ...

Quantum Theory

This graduate-level textbook on quantum theory covers important recent developments and most aspects of the theory with detailed presentations. It is also a reference and research work which provides background for research in this discipline. In addition to traditional topics, coverage includes: Wigner's Theorem of symmetry transformations, Bose-Fermi oscillators, coherent states, the non-relativistic Lamb shift, Ramsey oscillatory fields methods, the AB effect, Schrödinger's cat and quantum decoherence, quantum teleportation and cryptography, quantum dynamics of the Stern-Gerlach effect.

The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics

The Einstein - Podolsky - Rosen arguments show that no local deterministic mechanism , no matter how intricate , can lead to the results of quantum mechanics . As far as anyone knows , there is no mechanism . This is simply the way the ...

The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics

An exceptionally accessible, accurate and non-technical introduction to the core concepts of quantum mechanics.

Quantum Theory of Conducting Matter

The following superconducting properties are covered and microscopically explained in this book: zero resistance Meissner effect flux quantization Josephson effect excitation energy gap Shigeji Fujita and Kei Ito are authors of Quantum ...

Quantum Theory of Conducting Matter

Major superconducting properties including zero resistance, Meissner effect, sharp phase change, flux quantization, excitation energy gap, Josephson effects are covered and microscopically explained, using quantum statistical mechanical calculations. First treated are the 2D superconductivity and then the quantum Hall effects. Included are exercise-type problems for each section. Readers can grasp the concepts covered in the book by following the worked-through problems. Bibliographies are included in each chapter and a glossary and list of symbols are given in the beginning of the book. The book is based on the materials taught by S. Fujita for several courses in Quantum Theory of Solids, Advanced Topics in Modern Physics, and Quantum Statistical Mechanics.