Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics: For Solid State Electronics and Optics

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C. L. Tang, «Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics: For Solid State Electronics and Optics»
Cambridge University Press | ISBN 0521829526 | 2005-07-25 | PDF | 1,37 Mb | 220 pages


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Book Description:

Quantum mechanics has evolved from a subject of study in pure physics to one with a wide range of applications in many diverse fields. The basic concepts of quantum mechanics are explained in this book in a concise and easy-to-read manner emphasising applications in solid state electronics and modern optics. Following a logical sequence, the book is focused on the key ideas and is conceptually and mathematically self-contained. The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are illustrated by showing their application to systems such as the hydrogen atom, multi-electron ions and atoms, the formation of simple organic molecules and crystalline solids of practical importance. It leads on from these basic concepts to discuss some of the most important applications in modern semiconductor electronics and optics. Containing many homework problems and worked examples, the book is suitable for senior-level undergraduate and graduate level students in electrical engineering, materials science and applied physics.

• Clear exposition of quantum mechanics written in a concise and accessible style
• Precise physical interpretation of the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics
• Illustrates the important concepts and results by reference to real-world examples in electronics and optoelectronics
• Contains homeworks and worked examples, with solutions available for instructors


1. Classical mechanics vs. quantum mechanics;
2. Basic postulates and mathematical tools;
3. Wave/particle duality and De Broglie waves;
4. Particles at a boundary, potential steps, barriers, and in quantum wells;
5. The harmonic oscillator and photons;
6. The hydrogen atom;
7. Multi-electron atoms and ions and the periodic table;
8. Interaction of atoms with electromagnetic radiation;
9. Simple molecular orbitals and crystalline structures;
10. Electronic properties of semiconductors and the P-N junction;
11. Density matrix and the quantum mechanic Boltzmann equation.