QUANTUM MECHANICS

Author: R. K. SRIVASTAVA

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120332737

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Quantum Mechanics has wide applications in experimental physics and theoretical physics, and this book aims at presenting the fundamentals of quantum mechanics in a clear and concise manner. Primarily intended as a textbook for the postgraduate students of physics, it provides a discussion of the physical concepts to introduce the readers to quantum mechanics. The text begins with the formulation of Schrödinger wave mechanics. Then it moves on to give insights into Heisenberg matrix formulation, Dirac notations, Pauli theory of spin and semi-classical theory of radiation. It concludes with the relativistic theory of a single particle and elements of second quantisation including the interaction of radiation with matter. Key Features  Comprehensive and lucid discussion on the fundamentals of quantum mechanics.  Chapter-end exercises enable to test the conceptual understanding and analytical skills of the students.
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Quantum Mechanics

An Introduction

Author: Walter Greiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642579744

Category: Science

Page: 445

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The text Quantum Mechanics - An Introduction has found many friends among physics students and researchers so that the need for a third edition has arisen. There was no need for a major revision of the text but I have taken the opportunity to make several amendments and improvements. A number of misprints and minor errors have been corrected and a few clarifying remarks have been added at various places. A few figures have been added or revised, in particular the three-dimensional density plots in Chap. 9. I am grateful to several colleagues for helpful comments, in particular to Prof. R.A. King (Calgary) who supplied a comprehensive list of corrections. I also thank Dr. A. Scherdin for help with the figures and Dr. R. Mattiello who has supervised the preparation of the third edition of the book. Furthermore I acknowledge the agreeable collaboration with Dr. H. 1. Kolsch and his team at Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg.
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Quantum Mechanics

Selected Topics

Author: Askol?d Mikha?lovich Perelomov,Yakov B. Zel 'dovich,I?Akov Borisovich Zel?dovich

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810235505

Category: Science

Page: 335

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It can serve as a good supplement to any quantum mechanics textbook, filling the gap between standard textbooks and higher-level books on the one hand and journal articles on the other. This book provides a detailed treatment of the scattering theory, multidimensional quasi-classical approximation, non-stationary problems for oscillators and the theory of unstable particles. It will be useful for postgraduate students and researchers who wish to find new, interesting information hidden in the depths of non-relativistic quantum mechanics.
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Quantum Mechanics

A Modern Introduction

Author: Ashok Das,Adrian Constantin Melissinos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9782881240539

Category: Science

Page: 657

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"Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Introduction" differs from ordinary textbooks on the subject in two important ways: first, it introduces quantized systems and emphasizes quantum principles from the start rather than beginning with an analogy to classical laws or a historical approach; second, it contains a large number of practical examples that illustrate the concepts introduced and allow students to apply what they have learned.
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Quantum Mechanics

Author: Albert Messiah

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780720400458

Category: Science

Page: 1152

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Subjects include formalism and its interpretation, analysis of simple systems, symmetries and invariance, methods of approximation, elements of relativistic quantum mechanics, much more. "Strongly recommended." -- "American Journal of Physics."
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Quantum Mechanics

Author: B. H. Bransden,Charles Jean Joachain

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582356917

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 803

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Exercise problems after each chapter
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Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals

Author: Kurt Gottfried,Tung-Mow Yan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387216235

Category: Science

Page: 622

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Quantum mechanics was already an old and solidly established subject when the first edition of this book appeared in 1966. The context in which a graduate text on quantum mechanics is studied today has changed a good deal, however. In 1966, most entering physics graduate students had a quite limited exposure to quan tum mechanics in the form of wave mechanics. Today the standard undergraduate curriculum contains a large dose of elementary quantum mechanics, and often intro duces the abstract formalism due to Dirac. Back then, the study of the foundations by theorists and experimenters was close to dormant, and very few courses spent any time whatever on this topic. At that very time, however, John Bell's famous theorem broke the ice, and there has been a great flowering ever since, especially in the laboratory thanks to the development of quantum optics, and more recently because of the interest in quantum computing. And back then, the Feynman path integral was seen by most as a very imaginative but rather useless formulation of quantum mechanics, whereas it now plays a large role in statistical physics and quantum field theory, especially in computational work. For these and other reasons, this book is not just a revision of the 1966 edition. It has been rewritten throughout, is differently organized, and goes into greater depth on many topics that were in the old edition.
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Quantum Mechanics

Author: G. S. Chaddha

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122414653

Category: Quantum theory

Page: 574

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The Book Is Written Based On Author'S Over Twenty Years Experience Of Teaching Quantum Mechanics To Graduate Students In Physics. It Contains The Portion To Be Covered At Undergraduate Level And Comprises A Two Semester Course For Graduate (Physics) Students. End Of Almost Each Chapter Contains A Problem Set. Most Of The Problems In The Set Are Solved So That Students Can Have An In Depth Knowledge Of The Subject. It Is Strictly In Accordance With The Author'S Conception That No One Can Learn A Subject Without Solving Problems. To Understand The Topics Covered In This Book, Consultation Of No Other Book On Quantum Mechanics Is Necessary. Of Course A Thorough Knowledge Of Vectors And Special Functions Is Assumed. Though A Large Number Of Books Are Available In The Subject, None Of Them Can Be Accepted As A Single Textbook.
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Quo Vadis Quantum Mechanics?

Developments Of Quantum Mechanics In The 21st Century

Author: Avshalom C. Elitzur,Shahar Dolev,Nancy Kolenda

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540221883

Category: Computers

Page: 421

View: 1941

For more than a century, quantum mechanics has served as a very powerful theory that has expanded physics and technology far beyond their classical limits, yet it has also produced some of the most difficult paradoxes known to the human mind. This book represents the combined efforts of sixteen of today's most eminent theoretical physicists to lay out future directions for quantum physics. The authors include Yakir Aharonov, Anton Zeilinger; the Nobel laureates Anthony Leggett and Geradus 't Hooft; Basil Hiley, Lee Smolin and Henry Stapp. Following a foreword by Roger Penrose, the individual chapters address questions such as quantum non-locality, the measurement problem, quantum insights into relativity, cosmology and thermodynamics, and the possible bearing of quantum phenomena on biology and consciousness.
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Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Author: John Von Neumann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691028934

Category: Mathematics

Page: 445

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This text shows that insights in quantum physics can be obtained by exploring the mathematical structure of quantum mechanics. It presents the theory of Hermitean operators and Hilbert spaces, providing the framework for transformation theory, and using th
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Quantum Mechanics, Second edition

Author: Paul C.W. Davies,David S. Betts

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780748744466

Category: Science

Page: 178

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Quantum mechanics is the key to modern physics and chemistry, yet it is notoriously difficult to understand. This book is designed to overcome that obstacle. Clear and concise, it provides an easily readable introduction intended for science undergraduates with no previous knowledge of quantum theory, leading them through to the advanced topics usually encountered at the final year level. Although the subject matter is standard, novel techniques have been employed that considerably simplify the technical presentation. The authors use their extensive experience of teaching and popularizing science to explain the many difficult, abstract points of the subject in easily comprehensible language. Helpful examples and thorough sets of exercises are also given to enable students to master the subject.
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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

In Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biology

Author: S. M. Blinder

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0121060519

Category: Science

Page: 319

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This book 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
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Quantum Mechanics

Author: Franz Schwabl

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540719334

Category: Science

Page: 424

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This introductory course on quantum mechanics is the basic lecture that precedes and completes the author's second book Advanced Quantum Mechanics. This new edition is up-to-date and has been revised. Coverage meets the needs of students by giving all mathematical steps and worked examples with applications throughout the text as well as many problems at the end of each chapter. It contains nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and a short treatment of the quantization of the radiation field. Besides the essentials, the book also discusses topics such as the theory of measurement, the Bell inequality, and supersymmetric quantum mechanics.
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Quantum Mechanics

Non-Relativistic Theory

Author: L D Landau,E. M. Lifshitz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483149129

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition: Non-relativistic Theory is devoted to non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The theory of the addition of angular momenta, collision theory, and the theory of symmetry are examined, together with spin, nuclear structure, motion in a magnetic field, and diatomic and polyatomic molecules. This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, with emphasis on the uncertainty principle, the principle of superposition, and operators, as well as the continuous spectrum and the wave function. The following chapters explore energy and momentum; Schrödinger's equation; angular momentum; and motion in a centrally symmetric field and in a magnetic field. Perturbation theory, spin, and the properties of quasi-classical systems are also considered. The remaining chapters deal with the identity of particles, atoms, and diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The final two chapters describe elastic and inelastic collisions. This monograph will be a valuable source of information for physicists.
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Applied Quantum Mechanics

Author: Richard K. Osborn

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789971502959

Category: Science

Page: 184

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The material collected in this book originated from the author's twenty-five years of teaching for a two-semester, first year graduate course in the University of Michigan. It discusses the physics and analysis of nuclear and electromagnetic interactions. It also introduces the concepts of Quantum Mechanics from the Liouville, rather than the Schroedinger, point of view. This viewpoint is unique, less abstract and lends itself nicely to physical applications. It is highly recommended as a text for graduate courses in Physics, Chemistry and Engineering.
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QUANTUM MECHANICS

Author: G. ARULDHAS

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120336356

Category: Science

Page: 520

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The Second Edition of this concise and compact text offers students a thorough understanding of the basic principles of quantum mechanics and their applications to various physical and chemical problems. This thoroughly class-texted material aims to bridge the gap between the books which give highly theoretical treatments and the ones which present only the descriptive accounts of quantum mechanics. Every effort has been made to make the book explanatory, exhaustive and student friendly. The text focuses its attention on problem-solving to accelerate the student’s grasp of the basic concepts and their applications. What is new to this Edition : Includes new chapters on Field Quantization and Chemical Bonding. Provides new sections on Rayleigh Scattering and Raman Scattering. Offers additional worked examples and problems illustrating the various concepts involved. This textbook is designed as a textbook for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses in physics and chemistry. Solutions Manual containing the solutions to chapter-end exercises is available for instructors. Solution Manual is available for adopting faculty. Click here to request...
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Quantum Mechanics

Historical Contingency and the Copenhagen Hegemony

Author: James T. Cushing

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226132044

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Why does one theory "succeed" while another, possibly clearer interpretation, fails? By exploring two observationally equivalent yet conceptually incompatible views of quantum mechanics, James T. Cushing shows how historical contingency can be crucial to determining a theory's construction and its position among competing views. Since the late 1920s, the theory formulated by Niels Bohr and his colleagues at Copenhagen has been the dominant interpretation of quantum mechanics. Yet an alternative interpretation, rooted in the work of Louis de Broglie in the early 1920s and reformulated and extended by David Bohm in the 1950s, equally well explains the observational data. Through a detailed historical and sociological study of the physicists who developed different theories of quantum mechanics, the debates within and between opposing camps, and the receptions given to each theory, Cushing shows that despite the preeminence of the Copenhagen view, the Bohm interpretation cannot be ignored. Cushing contends that the Copenhagen interpretation became widely accepted not because it is a better explanation of subatomic phenomena than is Bohm's, but because it happened to appear first. Focusing on the philosophical, social, and cultural forces that shaped one of the most important developments in modern physics, this provocative book examines the role that timing can play in the establishment of theory and explanation.
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The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198520115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

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The first edition of this work appeared in 1930, and its originality won it immediate recognition as a classic of modern physical theory. The fourth edition has been bought out to meet a continued demand. Some improvements have been made, the main one being the complete rewriting of thechapter on quantum electrodymanics, to bring in electron-pair creation. This makes it suitable as an introduction to recent works on quantum field theories.
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Consciousness and Quantum Mechanics

Life in Parallel Worlds : Miracles of Consciousness from Quantum Reality

Author: Michael B. Mensky

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814291420

Category: Science

Page: 246

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The phenomenon of consciousness includes mysterious aspects providing a basis for many spiritual doctrines (including religions) and psychological practices. These directions of human knowledge are usually considered to contradict the laws of science. However, quantum mechanics ? in a sense, the mysterious direction of science ? allows us to include the phenomena of consciousness and life as well as the relevant phenomena in the sphere of science.Wolfgang Pauli, one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics, together with great psychologist Carl Gustav Jung, guessed about the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness in the beginning of the twentieth century. However, only ?many-worlds? interpretation of quantum mechanics, proposed in 1957 by Hugh Everett III, gave the real basis for the systematic investigation of this relation.Roger Penrose, one of the apologists of the relation between quantum mechanics and consciousness, claimed in his Last book ?The Road to Reality? that the Everett's interpretation may be estimated only after creating the theory of consciousness. Thereagainst, the author has proposed in 2000 and further elaborates in this book, the so-called Extended Everett's Concept, that allows one to derive the main features of consciousness and super-consciousness (intuition, or direct vision of truth) from quantum mechanics. This is exposed in this book in a form intelligible for a wide audience.
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