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By Amnon Yariv. Based on a California Institute of Technology course, this outstanding introduction to formal quantum mechanics is geared toward advanced undergraduates in applied physics.

The text addresses not only the basic formalism and related phenomena but also takes students a step further to a consideration of generic and important applications. The treatment's exploration of a wide range of topics culminates in two eminently practical subjects, the semiconductor transistor and the laser. Subjects include operators, Eigenvalue problems, the harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, perturbation theory, the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atomic systems, and absorption and dispersion of radiation in atomic media.

Additional topics include laser oscillation, quantum statistics, applications of the statistical distribution laws, the interaction of electrons and nuclei with magnetic fields, and charge transport in semiconductors. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems. In the late s and early s it was becoming clear that the science of physics was due for a major revision. An increasing number of phenomena and observations failed to be adequately, or even approximately, described by the laws of physics as they were then formulated.

Problems arose especially in attempts to provide an explanation for phenomena involving small particles such as electrons and atoms and their interaction with electromagnetic fields.

At first these deficiencies in physics were patched by ad hoc hypotheses and postulates. However, as their number grew it became clear that physics needed a complete reformulation, especially the physics of small systems. The result was quantum mechanics —one of the towering intellectual achievements of humankind. In this first chapter we will place the formal development of quantum mechanics in context by outlining some of the basic results of classical physics.

We will then recount some of the phenomena that, historically, defied explanation by classical physics. In classical nonrelativistic physics particles are assumed to move under the influence of forces. The law describing the motion is. This law, together with the law of gravitational attraction, for example, proved adequate for describing the motion of heavenly bodies and for predicting accurately the orbits of artillery shells.

One important aspect of Newtonian mechanics was its determinism. Once the position and velocity of a particle were specified at some instant of time, and if the forces acting on it were known, then its behavior at all other times was exactly determined. Equation 1. The field 1. The wavelength is given by. Classical physics thus provides two formalisms with which to describe natural phenomena.

The first—mechanics—deals with particles; the second —electromagnetic theory—deals with radiation waves. The two classes of phenomena were assumed to be distinct but coupled through the Lorentz force equation.

One of the major unsolved problems occupying physicists around the late s and the early s was that of black body radiation. An idealized black body is a material that absorbs perfectly at all wavelengths. Many common materials—lampblack, for example—are excellent absorbers over large spectral regions. This indeed was found to hold true, and experimental measurements of I v yielded the curves shown in Fig.

The intensity reaches a maximum at some frequency vm while dropping to zero on either side of vm. The frequency vm , as well as the height of the peak, increase with temperature. Theoretical attempts to predict the behavior of the black body spectral intensity from the then known first principles were unsuccessful until The application of statistical thermodynamics and the ordinary laws of mechanics and electromagnetic theory led to the so-called Rayleigh-Jeans formula.

This law is plotted in Fig. The Rayleigh—Jeans law predicts, as may be verified by integrating over all frequencies, an infinite amount of radiated intensity. Actually, the total radiated intensity is finite. Figure 1. The dashed curve is a plot of the Rayleigh—Jeans law, Eq. At a given frequency v , the smallest amount of energy that can be exchanged is equal to. Only multiples of hv are involved in the interaction. Applying this postulate to the problem of black body radiation theory, Planck obtained.

The notion that field energy is quantized rather than a continuous quantity was a new and profound addition to physics. Under certain circumstances the behavior of waves was best described in terms of particles —photons —moving with the velocity of light c and having an energy hv. Another experimental observation that could not be explained by ordinary physics was that of the heat capacity C of solids. Experiments yielded the behavior shown in Fig.

At higher temperatures C tends to a constant value. The total energy per unit volume is thus. Debye, Ann. The application of 1. A direct confirmation of the energy quantization of electromagnetic fields was provided by the phenomenon of photoelectric emission. These observations are independent of the intensity of the incident radiation.

The latter determines merely the number per second of the emitted electrons. The explanation was provided by Einstein in and invoked the electromagnetic field particles, photons, each carrying an energy hv. The impinging photon can transmit its energy hv to an electron near the surface. It was thus natural to inquire whether photons possess momentum as well as energy. The classical relativistic relation between energy E and momentum p of a particle is.

It follows that. The association of a particle momentum p with the carriers of the electromagnetic field—that is, the photons—must of course be checked experimentally.

The most direct and convincing demonstration of photon momentum is provided by the scattering of short wavelength radiation usually x-rays from electrons —Compton scattering. We represent the basic scattering as that of a photon of energy p 1 c and momentum p 1 from an electron initially at rest, as shown in Fig. Equating the total energy electron plus photon before and after the scattering and taking the scattered electron momentum as p e gives.

Experiments reveal excellent agreement with the prediction of 1. Since the derivation of 1. This is a very small fractional change and one not easily resolved. In the preceding sections it was shown how the awareness of the particle aspect of radiation was forced on physics by the weight of experimental evidence. It was thus highly satisfying to find out that particles, as well, led a dual life and under certain circumstances behaved as waves. The first experiment to most clearly demonstrate the particle-wave duality was performed by Davisson and Germer.

The Bragg condition 1. What is profoundly different in this point of view is that a single electron is envisaged as reflected simultaneously from all the atoms in the crystal. This is certainly different from the billiard ball picture of particle behavior that prevailed at that time.

Slow neutrons are indeed used in solid state crystal structure studies. As the last example of the failure of classical physics to account for observed phenomena, we consider the case of the hydrogen atom. This model failed to explain two main observational features of the hydrogen atom: a its stability and b the spectrum of its radiation.

Let us consider these one at a time. An electron in a curved orbit is accelerated and hence must radiate. As it radiates its energy away, the radius of its orbit must decrease until eventually it collapses into the nucleus.

Experience, however, shows that the hydrogen atom is remarkably stable. The second discrepancy involves the observed radiation spectrum. The frequency of the radiated energy should be the same as the orbiting frequency. As the electron orbit collapses, its orbiting frequency increases continuously.

We might thus expect the spectrum of radiation emitted by excited hydrogen atoms to be continuous. In contrast, the experimentally observed spectrum consists of families of discrete lines. The frequencies of one such group, called the Balmer series, is found empirically to be described by.

Bohr provided an explanation for both the spectral discreteness and the observed stability. The set an gives the admissible radii of the electron orbits. The radian rotation frequency associated with the orbit n is obtained from 1. It corresponds, according to 1. A plot of En for different n is shown in Fig. The introduction of the Bohr model constituted a major advance in atomic physics. The discreteness of the energy levels helped explain the discreteness of the observed radiation from excited hydrogen atoms, since radiation was emitted when the atom executed a transition from some excited state to a lower state.

The Bohr model also helps us understand the observed stability of the hydrogen atom. The problem with the Bohr model was its ad hoc nature. The angular momentum condition 1. It was invented for the specific case of the hydrogen atom. The general dissatisfaction with this model helped pave the way to quantum mechanics.

In de Broglie proposed the relation [see 1. Similar conditions occur often in problems involving wave propagation in spherical and cylindrical geometries.

They reflect the required single-valued nature of the physically acceptable wave solutions.

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By Amnon Yariv. Based on a California Institute of Technology course, this outstanding introduction to formal quantum mechanics is geared toward advanced undergraduates in applied physics. The text addresses not only the basic formalism and related phenomena but also takes students a step further to a consideration of generic and important applications. The treatment's exploration of a wide range of topics culminates in two eminently practical subjects, the semiconductor transistor and the laser. Subjects include operators, Eigenvalue problems, the harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, perturbation theory, the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atomic systems, and absorption and dispersion of radiation in atomic media.

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