Geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this self-contained first course in quantum mechanics covers basic theory and selected applications and includes numerous problems of varying difficulty. 1992 edition.
Arising out of the need for Quantum Mechanics (QM) to be part of the common education of mathematics students, this book formulates the mathematical structure of QM in terms of the C*-algebra of observables, which is argued on the basis of the operational definition of measurements and the duality between states and observables.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics covers quantum mechanics from a time-dependent perspective in a unified way from beginning to end. Intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses this text will change the way people think about and teach quantum mechanics in chemistry and physics departments.
Classic undergraduate text explores wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules. Numerous tables and figures.
The book is an introduction to quantum mechanics at a level suitable for the second year in a European university (junior or senior year in an American college). The matrix formulation of quantum mechanics is emphasized throughout, and the student is introduced to Dirac notation from the start. A number of major examples illustrate the workings of quantum mechanics. Several of these examples are taken from solid state physics, with the purpose of showing that quantum mechanics forms the common basis for understanding atoms, molecules and condensed matter. The book contains an introductory chapter which puts the concepts of quantum mechanics into a historical framework. The solid-state applications discussed in this text include the quantum Hall effect, spin waves, quantum wells and energy bands. Other examples feature the two-dimensional harmonic oscillator, coherent states, two-electron atoms, the ammonia molecule and the chemical bond. A large number of homework problems are included.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics provides a lucid, up-to-date introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics at the level of undergraduates and first-year graduate students in chemistry, materials science, biology and related fields. It shows how the fundamental concepts of quantum theory arose from classic experiments in physics and chemistry, and presents the quantum-mechanical foundations of modern techniques including molecular spectroscopy, lasers and NMR. Blinder also discusses recent conceptual developments in quantum theory, including Schrödinger's Cat, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment, Bell's theorem and quantum computing. Clearly presents the basics of quantum mechanics and modern developments in the field Explains applications to molecular spectroscopy, lasers, NMR, and MRI Introduces new concepts such as Schrödinger's Cat, Bell's Theorem, and quantum computing Includes full-color illustrations, proven pedagogical features, and links to online materials
Dr. Preparata (d. 2000), a professor at an unspecified Italian university, was among the minority of theoretical physicists challenging the standard model of quantum field theory with a "more realistic" quark model of the elementary particles of matter. He argues his case in five lecture-type essays. An appendix overviews the underlying math and formal logic. Lacks an index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This course contains a brief and mathematically precise introduction to the conceptual body, and calculation tools, of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Physics. It is addressed to undergraduate students. The introduction is performed using the semiclassical framework, where Newton´s Classical Mechanics and Relativity as the reference points. Feynman's propagation is used as an axiomatic basis for Quantum Mechanics, completed with the generally admitted ideas about the measurement problem.
This 2004 textbook provides a pedagogical introduction to the formalism, foundations and applications of quantum mechanics. Part I covers the basic material which is necessary to understand the transition from classical to wave mechanics. Topics include classical dynamics, with emphasis on canonical transformations and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation, the Cauchy problem for the wave equation, Helmholtz equation and eikonal approximation, introduction to spin, perturbation theory and scattering theory. The Weyl quantization is presented in Part II, along with the postulates of quantum mechanics. Part III is devoted to topics such as statistical mechanics and black-body radiation, Lagrangian and phase-space formulations of quantum mechanics, and the Dirac equation. This book is intended for use as a textbook for beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate courses. It is self-contained and includes problems to aid the reader's understanding.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics is an introduction to the powerand elegance of quantum mechanics. Assuming little in the way ofprior knowledge, quantum concepts are carefully and preciselypresented, and explored through numerous applications and problems.Some of the more challenging aspects that are essential for amodern appreciation of the subject have been included, but areintroduced and developed in the simplest way possible. Undergraduates taking a first course on quantum mechanics will findthis text an invaluable introduction to the field and help preparethem for more advanced courses. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics: * Starts from basics, reviewing relevant concepts of classicalphysics where needed. * Motivates by considering weird behaviour of quantumparticles. * Presents mathematical arguments in their simplest form.
The subject of quantum mechanics has grown tremendously during the last century and revealed many hidden secrets of nature. It has enabled mankind move towards understanding the nature of matter and radiation. However, for the students its concepts have remained a problem to understand. Having deeply observed this situation and having himself experienced it, the author has presented the subject in the style of classroom teaching that reveals its marvels and the wide scope it offers. The book focuses on the evolution of the subject, the underlying ideas, the concepts, the laws and the mathematical apparatus for the formulation of the subject in a systematic and comprehensible manner. Each chapter is followed by a number of solved examples and problems, which are chosen so as to serve as guidelines in the application of the basic principles of quantum mechanics and to assist in solving more complex problems. Key Features • Written to develop passion for quantum mechanics; thus makes this tough subject look simple • Showcases the marvels and scope of quantum mechanics • Meets the syllabi requirements of all undergraduate courses
After a consideration of basic quantum mechanics, this introduction aims at a side by side treatment of fundamental applications of the Schrdinger equation on the one hand and the applications of the path integral on the other. Different from traditional texts and using a systematic perturbation method, the solution of Schrdinger equations includes also those with anharmonic oscillator potentials, periodic potentials, screened Coulomb potentials and a typical singular potential, as well as the investigation of the large order behavior of the perturbation series. On the path integral side, after introduction of the basic ideas, the expansion around classical configurations in Euclidean time, such as instantons, is considered, and the method is applied in particular to anharmonic oscillator and periodic potentials. Numerous other aspects are treated on the way, thus providing the reader an instructive overview over diverse quantum mechanical phenomena, e.g. many other potentials, Green's functions, comparison with WKB, calculation of lifetimes and sojourn times, derivation of generating functions, the Coulomb problem in various coordinates, etc. All calculations are given in detail, so that the reader can follow every step.
An Introduction to Advanced Quantum Physics presents important concepts from classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, statistical physics, and quantum physics brought together to discuss the interaction of radiation and matter, selection rules, symmetries and conservation laws, scattering, relativistic quantum mechanics, apparent paradoxes, elementary quantum field theory, electromagnetic and weak interactions, and much more. This book consists of two parts: Part 1 comprises the material suitable for a second course in quantum physics and covers: Electromagnetic Radiation and Matter Scattering Symmetries and Conservation Laws Relativistic Quantum Physics Special Topics Part 2 presents elementary quantum field theory and discusses: Second Quantization of Spin 1/2 and Spin 1 Fields Covariant Perturbation Theory and Applications Quantum Electrodynamics Each chapter concludes with problems to challenge the students’ understanding of the material. This text is intended for graduate and ambitious undergraduate students in physics, material sciences, and related disciplines.
This book serves as a self-study guide to familiarize users with the crucial language of modern chemistry science. It provides a background of electronic structure programs, and includes worked examples in problem solving and computer exercises. For computational chemists, materials scientists, and chemical engineers who want to learn more about their field without unnecessary complexity, detail, or formalism.