1st Edition

Problems and Solutions in Quantum Physics

By Zbigniew Ficek Copyright 2016
    206 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Readers studying the abstract field of quantum physics need to solve plenty of practical, especially quantitative, problems. This book contains tutorial problems with solutions for the textbook Quantum Physics for Beginners. It places emphasis on basic problems of quantum physics together with some instructive, simulating, and useful applications. A considerable range of complexity is presented by these problems, and not too many of them can be solved using formulas alone.

    Radiation (Light) is aWave. Blackbody Radiation. Planck’s Quantum Hypothesis: Birth of Quantum Theory. Bohr Model. Duality of Light and Matter. Non-Relativistic Schrodinger Equation. Applications of Schrodinger Equation: Potential (Quantum)Wells. Multidimensional Quantum Wells. Linear Operators and Their Algebra. Dirac Bra-Ket Notation. Matrix Representations. Spin Operators and Pauli Matrices. Quantum Dynamics and Pictures. Quantum Harmonic Oscillator. Quantum Theory of Hydrogen Atom. Quantum Theory of Two Coupled Particles. Time-Independent Perturbation Theory. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory. Relativistic Schrodinger Equation. Systems of Identical Particles.


    Zbigniew Ficek is professor of quantum optics and quantum information at the National Centre for Applied Physics, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia. He received his PhD from Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland, in 1985. Before KACST, he has held various positions at Adam Mickiewicz University; University of Queensland, Australia; and Queen’s University of Belfast, UK. He has also been an honorary adjunct professor in the Department of Physics, York University, Canada. He has authored or coauthored over 140 scientific papers and 2 research books and been an invited speaker at more than 25 conferences and talks. He is particularly well known for his contributions to the fields of multi-atom effects, spectroscopy with squeezed light, quantum interference, multichromatic spectroscopy, and entanglement.