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Author Condon, Edward U. (Edward Uhler), 1902-1974.

Title The theory of atomic spectra / by E. U. Condon ..., and G. H. Shortley ...

Published Cambridge [Eng.] : The University Press, 1935.

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Physical description xv, 441 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Chapter II Quantum Mechanical Method 12 -- Section 1 Symbolic algebra of states and observables 12 -- Section 2 Representations of states and observables 15 -- Section 3 Continuous eigenvalues and the Schrodinger representation 20 -- Section 4 Statistical interpretation 24 -- Section 5 Laws of quantum mechanics 25 -- Section 6 Schrodinger's equation 26 -- Section 7 Matrix mechanics 27 -- Section 8 Perturbation theory 30 -- Section 9 Resume of the perturbation theory 34 -- Section 10 Remarks on the perturbation theory 35 -- Section 11 Perturbation caused by a single state 37 -- Section 12 Analysis of non-commuting vectors 43 -- Chapter III Angular Momentum 45 -- Section 1 Definition of angular momentum 45 -- Section 2 Allowed values of angular momentum 46 -- Section 3 Matrices of angular momentum 48 -- Section 4 Orbital angular momentum 50 -- Section 5 Spin angular momentum 54 -- Section 6 Vector addition of angular momenta 56 -- Section 7 Matrix of [characters not reproducible] 58 -- Section 8 Matrix of T in the j m scheme. Selection rule on j 59 -- Section 9 Dependence of the matrix of T on m 61 -- Section 10 Matrices of J[subscript 1] and J[subscript 2], where J[subscript 1] + J[subscript 2] = J 64 -- Section 11 Matrix of a vector P which commutes with J[subscript 1] 67 -- Section 12 Matrix of P.Q 70 -- Section 13 Sum rules 71 -- Section 14 Transformation amplitudes for vector addition 73 -- Chapter IV Theory of Radiation 79 -- Section 1 Transition probabilities 79 -- Section 2 Classical electromagnetic theory 83 -- Section 3 Expansion of the retarded potential 84 -- Section 4 Correspondence principle for emission 87 -- Section 5 Dipole-radiation field 90 -- Section 6 Quadrupole-radiation field 93 -- Section 7 Spectral lines in natural excitation 97 -- Section 8 Induced emission and absorption 100 -- Section 9 Dispersion theory. Scattering. Raman effect 103 -- Section 10 Natural shape of absorption lines 109 -- Chapter V One-Electron Spectra 112 -- Section 1 Central-force problem 112 -- Section 2 Radial functions for hydrogen 114 -- Section 3 Relativity correction 118 -- Section 4 Spin-orbit interaction 120 -- Section 5 Sketch of the relativistic theory 125 -- Section 6 Intensities in hydrogen 131 -- Section 7 Experimental results for hydrogenic spectra 137 -- Section 8 General structure of the alkali spectra 141 -- Section 9 Intensities in alkali spectra 147 -- Section 10 Zeeman effect 149 -- Chapter VI Central-Field Approximation 158 -- Section 1 Hamiltonian for many-electron atoms 158 -- Section 2 Equivalence degeneracy 160 -- Section 3 Dynamical equivalence of the electrons 162 -- Section 4 Pauli exclusion principle 166 -- Section 5 Conventions concerning quantum numbers. Closed shells 168 -- Section 6 Matrix components for [Sigma subscript i]f(i) 169 -- Section 7 Matrix components for [Sigma subscript i,j]g(i, j) 171 -- Section 8 Matrix components of electrostatic interaction 174 -- Section 9 Specialization for closed shells 177 -- Section 10 One electron outside closed shells 183 -- Section 11 Odd and even states 185 -- Chapter VII Russell-Saunders Case: Energy Levels 187 -- Section 1 LS-coupling scheme 188 -- Section 2 Term energies 191 -- Section 3 Lande interval rule 193 -- Section 4 Absolute term intervals 195 -- Section 5 Formulas and experimental comparison 197 -- Section 6 Terms in the nl[superscript x] configurations 207 -- Section 7 Triplet terms of helium 210 -- Chapter VIII Russell-Saunders Case: Eigenfunctions 213 -- Section 1 Vector coupling in antisymmetric states 213 -- Section 2 Genealogical characterization of LS-coupling terms 216 -- Section 3 Lande intervals for terms of coupled groups 219 -- Section 4 Calculation of eigenfunctions by direct diagonalization 220 -- Section 5 Calculation of eigenfunctions using angular-momentum operators 226 -- Section 6 Calculation of eigenfunctions from vector-coupling formulas 228 -- Section 7 Separation of the [superscript 2]D's of d[superscript 3] 233 -- Chapter IX Russell-Saunders Case: Line Strengths 236 -- Section 1 Configuration selection rules 236 -- Section 2 Line strengths in Russell-Saunders multiplets 237 -- Section 3 Multiplet strengths in a transition array 244 -- Section 4 Multiplet strengths obtained from spectroscopic stability 249 -- Section 5 Quadrupole multiplets 252 -- Chapter X jj Coupling 257 -- Section 1 Jj-coupling scheme and the spin-orbit interaction 257 -- Section 2 Addition of a weak electrostatic interaction 259 -- Section 3 Eigenfunctions 262 -- Section 4 Line strengths 264 -- Chapter XI Intermediate Coupling 266 -- Section 1 Matrix of spin-orbit interaction for configurations consisting of coupled groups 266 -- Section 2 Matrix of spin-orbit interaction obtained from the eigenfunctions 270 -- Section 3 Illustrations of the transition from LS to jj coupling 271 -- Section 4 Line strengths in intermediate coupling 277 -- Section 5 Forbidden lines of astrophysical interest 282 -- Chapter XII Transformations in the Theory of Complex Spectra 284 -- Section 1 Configurations containing almost closed shells 284 -- Section 2 Transformation to LS coupling 285 -- Section 3 Transformation to jj coupling 287 -- Section 4 Transformation between zero-order states 287 -- Section 5 Transformation nlm[subscript s]m[subscript i] [left harpoon over right] nljm 290 -- Section 6 Transformation jjJM [left harpoon over right] SLJM 291 -- Chapter XIII Configurations Containing Almost Closed Shells. X-Rays 295 -- Section 1 Electrostatic energy in LS coupling 295 -- Section 2 Spin-orbit interaction 299 -- Section 3 Pure almost-closed-shell configurations 300 -- Section 4 Rare-gas spectra 301 -- Section 5 Configurations p[superscript 5]s and d[superscript 9]s 304 -- Section 6 Configuration p[superscript 5]p in the rare gases 306 -- Section 7 Configuration p[superscript 5]d in the rare gases 312 -- Section 8 Line strengths 316 -- Section 9 X-ray spectra 316 -- Section 10 Line strengths in X-ray spectra 322 -- Section 11 X-ray satellites 323 -- Chapter XIV Central Fields 327 -- Section 1 Periodic system 327 -- Section 2 Statistical method of Fermi-Thomas 335 -- Section 3 Wentzel-Brillouin-Kramers approximation 339 -- Section 4 Numerical integration of the radial equation 344 -- Section 5 Normal state of helium 345 -- Section 6 Excited levels in helium 348 -- Section 7 Normal states of first-row atoms 351 -- Section 8 Hartree's self-consistent fields 354 -- Section 9 Survey of consistent-field results 358 -- Section 10 Self-consistent fields for oxygen 362 -- Chapter XV Configuration Interaction 365 -- Section 1 Interaction of sd and p[superscript 2] in magnesium 366 -- Section 2 Perturbed series 367 -- Section 3 Auto-ionization 369 -- Section 4 Many-electron jumps 375 -- Section 5 Spin-orbit perturbation of doublet intensities 376 -- Chapter XVI Zeeman Effect 378 -- Section 1 'normal' Zeeman effect 378 -- Section 2 Weak-field case: Russell-Saunders terms 380 -- Section 3 Weak fields: general case 384 -- Section 4 Intensities in the Zeeman pattern: weak fields 386 -- Section 5 Paschen-Back effect 388 -- Section 6 Paschen-Back effect: illustrative examples 390 -- Section 7 Quadrupole lines 395 -- Chapter XVII Stark Effect 397 -- Section 1 Hydrogen 398 -- Section 2 Stark effect at the series limit 404 -- Section 3 General theory for non-hydrogenic atoms 409 -- Section 4 Helium 413 -- Section 5 Alkali metals 415 -- Chapter XVIII Nucleus in Atomic Spectra 418 -- Section 1 Effect of finite mass 418 -- Section 2 Local nuclear fields 420 -- Section 3 Nuclear spin in one-electron spectra 421 -- Section 4 Hyperfine structure of two-electron spectra 424 -- Section 5 Zeeman effect of hyperfine structure 426 -- Appendix Universal Constants and Natural Atomic Units 428.
Summary Condon and Shortley has become the standard comprehensive work on the theory of atomic spectra. The first two chapters contain a brief historical introduction and an exposition of quantum mechanics along the lines formulated by Dirac. Then follow sixteen chapters devoted to a unified, logical deduction of the structure of the spectra of atoms from quantum mechanical principles. The theory is given in full detail and the results are amply documented with comparisons with experimental observations.
When first published, a reviewer in Nature said that 'Its power and thoroughness leave the general impression of a work of the first rank, which successfully unifies the existing state of our knowledge, and will prove for many years a starting point for further researches and an inspiration to those who may undertake them'.
Subsequent reviewers have amply confirmed these views. Science in 1952 commented that it 'has served half a generation of atomic physicists as an indispensable source of information and as a guide in further detailed research', and Reviews of Modern Physics in 1957 that this 'monumental book ... continues to be the most comprehensive account of our understanding of atomic spectra--the fruit of several decades' intensive study by a great number of physicists of all countries'.
Other author Shortley, George, 1910-1980.
Subject Spectrum analysis.
Quantum theory.
Atomic spectra.
ISBN 0521092094