Item description for Electric-Dipole Polarizabilities of Atoms, Molecules and Clusters by Keith D. Bonin & Vitaly V. Kresin...
An in-depth review of experiment and theory on electric-dipole polarizabilities. DLC: Atoms.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9810224931 ISBN13 9789810224936
Reviews - What do customers think about Electric-Dipole Polarizabilities of Atoms, Molecules and Clusters?
Comprehensive, boring, but needed reading for all scientists Jan 8, 2005
Many phenomena that humans experience in everyday life are due to the polarization of atoms and aggregates of atoms. Some examples include dust sticking to surfaces, being able to look thru a window but not thru a wall, rainbows, static electricity, etc... These consequences of polarization are usually explained in separate texts on optics, surface science, electromagnetism, etc... This book explains all of these effects in one dedicated, mathematical and visual treatment of polarization. The science of polarization is extensively explained, both time dependent and independent. Ways to measure polarization, and methods of modeling it are also covered. The book also highlights areas in which knowledge is scarce and more research could be done. The text is tight, with short summaries and relevant equations in each section. The mathematics are quite advanced, requiring knowledge of linear algebra, PDE, and transforms to fully grasp it.
Overall, this book is a good reference, but a bare-bones textbook which would probably require a lot of supplemental material.