By J. H. McGuire
This graduate/research point textual content introduces the idea of multi-electron transitions in atomic, molecular and optical physics, emphasizing the rising subject of dynamic electron correlation. The ebook starts off with an summary of straightforward binomial possibilities, classical scattering idea, quantum scattering and correlation, through the idea of unmarried electron transition chances. a number of electron transition percentages are then handled intimately. a variety of methods to a number of electron transitions are lined together with the autonomous electron approximation, beneficial statistical tools and perturbation expansions treating correlation in either susceptible and robust limits. The dynamics of electron correlation are strongly emphasised. The textual content encompasses a finished precis of information for few and many-electron transitions in atoms and molecules, together with transitions on diverse atomic facilities, quick ion-atom and electron-atom interactions, and up to date observations utilizing synchrotron radiation. Emphasis is given to tools which may be utilized by nonspecialists.