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Oxford University Press
01 August 2003
Low temperature physics; Light (optics); Atomic & molecular physics; Particle & high-energy physics
This book is primarily intended to accompany an advanced undergraduate course in atomic physics. However, the elementary atomic physics covered in the early chapters should be accessible to undergraduates when they are first introduced to the subject. The book describes some of the latest advances and the applications to Bose-Einstein condensation of atoms, matter-wave interferometry and quantum computing with trapped ions. To complement the usual quantum mechanical treatment of atomic structure the book strongly emphasizes the experimental basis of the subject, especially in the later chapters.
By:   C.J. Foot (Department of Physics University of Oxford)
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   7
Dimensions:   Height: 253mm,  Width: 195mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   850g
ISBN:   9780198506959
ISBN 10:   0198506953
Series:   Oxford Master Series in Physics
Pages:   344
Publication Date:   01 August 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

CJ Foot was a Junior Research Fellow of Jesus College in Oxford 1984-86, as well as being awarded the Lindemann Trust Fellowship at Stanford University 1984-85 and the Royal Society University Research Fellowship 1986-1991. In 1991, he became a university lecturer and was awarded the title of Professor of physics in 2002. He won the National Physical Laboratory Metrology Award in 1990.

Reviews for Atomic Physics

This is a very timely book. The author has chosen a very modern set of topics, ones that increasingly are at the heart of the field of atomic and optical physics... I am aware of no competing textbook that offers this wide selection of topics at the cutting edge of this discipline. Chris Greene, University of Colorado, Boulder ...a useful text on atomic physics and fills something of a gap between traditional textbooks and highly specialised books on the more modern topics. Charles Adams, University of Durham The approach to the modern topics, in particular the many connections to the classical developments of the field is masterly done. Klaus Molmer, University of Aarhus


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