Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Book — xix, 551 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
How to use this book--
2. Waves and quantum mechanics - Schrodinger's equation--
3. The time-dependent Schrodinger equation--
4. Functions and operators--
5. Operators and quantum mechanics--
6. Approximation methods in quantum mechanics--
7. Time-dependent perturbation theory--
8. Quantum mechanics in crystalline materials--
9. Angular momentum--
10. The hydrogen atom--
11. Methods for one-dimensional problems--
13. Identical particles--
14. The density matrix--
15. Harmonic oscillators and photons--
16. Fermion operators--
17. Interaction of different kinds of particles--
18. Quantum information--
19. Interpretation of quantum mechanics-- Appendices: A. Background mathematics-- B. Background physics-- C. Vector calculus-- D. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetism-- E. Perturbing Hamiltonian for optical absorption-- F. Early history of quantum mechanics-- G. Some useful mathematical formulae-- H. Greek alphabet-- I. Fundamental constants-- Bibliography-- Memorization list.
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If you need a book that relates the core principles of quantum mechanics to modern applications in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, this is it. Students will appreciate the book's applied emphasis, which illustrates theoretical concepts with examples of nanostructured materials, optics, and semiconductor devices. The many worked examples and more than 160 homework problems help students to problem solve and to practise applications of theory. Without assuming a prior knowledge of high-level physics or classical mechanics, the text introduces Schrodinger's equation, operators, and approximation methods. Systems, including the hydrogen atom and crystalline materials, are analyzed in detail. More advanced subjects, such as density matrices, quantum optics, and quantum information, are also covered. Practical applications and algorithms for the computational analysis of simple structures make this an ideal introduction to quantum mechanics for students of engineering, physics, nanotechnology, and other disciplines. Additional resources available from www.cambridge.org/9780521897839. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London : Defra, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, 2012.
Book — 1 online resource (43 pages, 1348 KB) : PDF
This report outlines the UK Government's views on the main issues raised in the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) Evidence Report (an independent analysis funded by UK Government and Devolved Governments), to highlight actions already in place to manage the risks identified in the CCRA, and to outline UK Government plans for the future. This report and the CCRA Evidence Report have been laid before Parliament in line with the requirements of the Climate Change Act 2008 (ISBN 9780105427087). This Government report sets out the main priorities for adaptation in the UK under five key themes, as identified in the CCRA Evidence Report: (i) Natural environment; (ii) Buildings and infrastructure; (iii) Health and wellbeing; (iv) Business and services; (v) Agriculture and forestry. It also describes the policy context in each area. This Report also takes account of the various initiatives and policies on adaptation in place and looks forward to Government plans to develop a National Adaptation Programme to manage major risks, and take advantage of the opportunities, as set out in the CRRA. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Alexandria, VA : Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, 2014.
Book — 1 online resource (16 pages) : color illustrations Digital: text file; PDF.
Among the future trends that will impact our national security is climate change. Rising global temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, climbing sea levels, and more extreme weather events will intensify the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. They will likely lead to food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, and destruction by natural disasters in regions across the globe. In our defense strategy, we refer to climate change as a 'threat multiplier' because it has the potential to exacerbate many of the challenges we are dealing with today, from infectious disease to terrorism. We are already beginning to see some of these impacts. A changing climate will have real impacts on our military and the way it executes its missions. The military could be called upon more often to support civil authorities, and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in the face of more frequent and more intense natural disasters. Our coastal installations are vulnerable to rising sea levels and increased flooding, while droughts, wildfires, and more extreme temperatures could threaten many of our training activities. Our supply chains could be impacted, and we will need to ensure our critical equipment works under more extreme weather conditions. Weather has always affected military operations, and as the climate changes, the way we execute operations may be altered or constrained. It is in this context that DoD is releasing a Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. Climate change is a long-term trend, but with wise planning and risk mitigation now, we can reduce adverse impacts downrange.
Book — 1 online resource (182 pages in various pagings) : color illustrations Digital: text file.
This Climate Action Plan (CAP) serves as the City’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, implementing both General Plan and State guidance. The City of San Mateo prepared this CAP for the incorporated City of San Mateo. This CAP demonstrates the City of San Mateo’s leadership and commitment to reduce GHG emissions. As a tool of the General Plan, this CAP achieves General Plan GHG reduction goals while demonstrating the City’s consistency with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Section 15183.5(b) and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) CEQA Air Quality Guidelines. Strategies in the CAP exceed a 15% reduction in GHG emissions below 2005 emissions levels by 2020. This CAP serves as the City’s comprehensive strategy to reduce GHG emissions and streamline theenvironmental review of GHG emissions of future development projects in the City of San Mateo. The City has analyzed this CAP with an addendum to the General Plan Environmental Impact Report.