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1 online resource (viii, 133 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm 

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系列 
Springer geophysics, 23649119


Springer geophysics

附註 
1 Recalls of classical mechanics  2 Recalls of the classical theory of the electromagnetic ﬁeld  3 The crisis of classical physics and the dawn of quantum physics  4 The principles of quantum mechanics  5 First applications of quantum theory  6 The quantum measurement of gravity 

During the last thirty years a great advancement in low energy physics, particularly interactions of atoms with the electromagnetic field, has been achieved and the development of electronics and laser techniques has allowed to implement a fine manipulation of atoms with photons. A wealth of important applications has sprung out from the ability of manipulating large samples of cold atoms. Among them, the improvement of atomic clocks and the creation of atomic gyroscopes and of atomic gravity meters, which is obviously of great interest for geodesists and geophysicists, particularly for potential applications in satellite geodesy. This book explains the fundamental concepts necessary to understand atom manipulation by photons, including the principles of quantum mechanics. It is conceived as a road that leads the reader from classical physics (mechanics and electromagnetism, considered as a common scientific background of geodesists and geophysicists), to the basics of quantum mechanics in order to understand the dynamics of atoms falling in the gravity field, while interacting with suitably resonant laser beams. There are different types of measurements of gravity based on the manipulation of ultracold atoms; the book presents the principles of the instruments based on stimulated Raman transition, which can be easily worked out analytically. However, the concepts explained in the text can provide a good starting point to understand also the applications based on the socalled Block oscillations or on the BoseEinstein condensation 
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Springer eBooks

主題 
Gravity  Measurement


Quantum theory


Geophysics/Geodesy


Quantum Physics


Magnetism, Magnetic Materials

Alt Author 
Migliaccio, Federica, author


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