Extends to multi-particle systems and relativity
Includes problems in each chapter for homework assignments
Embraces the latest research on non-invariance groups
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Symmetry and the Selection of Variables. Algebraic Elements. Reduction Procedure and Irreducible Tensorial Sets. Further Aspects of Reduction. Structure of the Book. Quaternions. Part A: State Representatives and r<$>-Transformations: Their Construction and Properties. Infinitesimal Rotations and Angular Momentum:<$> Basic Relations. Analytical Example: Infinitesimal Transformation of Cartesian Coordinates. The Angular Momentum Matrices of Quantum Mechanics. The Fundamental Representation. Frame Reversal and Complex Conjugation:<$> Analytical Representation and Implications of Frame Reversal. Contragradience and the Construction of Invariants. Cartesian Base for Integer j<$> [greater than or equal to sign here]1. Standard r<$>-Transformation Matrices and Their Applications:<$> Explicit Form and Properties. Macroscopic Applications. Applications to Quantum Physics. Coordinate Inversion and Parity Eigenfunctions. Reduction of Direct Products (Addition of Angular Momenta):<$> Structure and Properties of the Reducing Matrix. Reduction of r<$>-Transformation Products. Irreducible Product Sets. Symmetrization of Wigner Coefficients: Invariant Triple Product and 3-j<$> Coefficients. Part B: Tensorial Aspects of Quantum Physics.<$> Tensorial Sets of Quantum Operators:<$> The Liouville Representation of Quantum Mechanics. Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Spin 1/2. Two-Level Systems. Particles With Spin j<$>>1/2: Wigner-Eckart Theorem. Systems with 2j<$>+1 Levels. Transfer of Angular Momentum. Calculation of Matrix Elements. Recoupling Transformations: 6-j<$> and 9-j<$> Coefficients:<$> Transformation Matrices and Their Analysis. Symmetrized Recoupling: 6-j<$> and9-j<$> Coefficients. Products of Operators. Combining Operators of Different Systems. Illustrations. Partially Filled Shells of Atoms or Nuclei:<$> Qualitative Discussion. Shell-wide Treatment. Algebra of Triple Tensors and Its Applications. PartC: Symmetries of Higher Dimensions.<$> Discrete Transformations of Coordinates:<$> Point Symmetry Operations and Their Groups. Characters of Group Representations and Their Applications. Symmetries of Molecules and Crystals. Rotation Groups in Higher Dimensions: Multiparticle Problems:<$> Four-Dimensional Rotations: the Coulomb-Kepler Problem. Orthogonal Groups in Higher Dimensions. Further Developments. Lorentz Transformations and the Lorentz and Poincare Groups:<$> Lorentz Transformations. Generators and Representations of the Lorentz Group. The Inhomogenous Lorentz (Poincare) Group. Field Representations. Symmetries of the Scattering Continuum:<$> Symmetries of Radial Eigenfunctions. The Full Noninvariance Group of Hydrogen. Dynamics as Symmetry Transformations. Bibliography. Index.
- No. of pages: 333
- Language: English
- Copyright: © Academic Press 1996
- Published: May 30, 1996
- Imprint: Academic Press
- eBook ISBN: 9780080542171
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