Atomic Structure

By (author) Colm T. Whelan

Publication date:

27 April 2018

Length of book:

86 pages


Morgan & Claypool Publishers



ISBN-13: 9781681748818

A knowledge of atomic theory should be an essential part of every physicist’s and chemist’s toolkit. This book provides an introduction to the basic ideas that govern our understanding of microscopic matter, and the essential features of atomic structure and spectra are presented in a direct and easily accessible manner. Semi-classical ideas are reviewed and an introduction to the quantum mechanics of one- and two-electron systems and their interaction with external electromagnetic fields is featured. Multielectron atoms are also introduced, and the key methods for calculating their properties reviewed.