This book presents Quantum Mechanics as a theory underlying the world around us, from atoms and molecules to materials, lasers, and other applications.

Author: Stefanos Trachanas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527412471

Category: Science

Page: 568

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This modern textbook offers an introduction to Quantum Mechanics as a theory that underlies the world around us, from atoms and molecules to materials, lasers, and other applications. The main features of the book are: Emphasis on the key principles with minimal mathematical formalism Demystifying discussions of the basic features of quantum systems, using dimensional analysis and order-of-magnitude estimates to develop intuition Comprehensive overview of the key concepts of quantum chemistry and the electronic structure of solids Extensive discussion of the basic processes and applications of light-matter interactions Online supplement with advanced theory, multiple-choice quizzes, etc.

"This book gives a solid understanding of the basic concepts and results of quantum mechanics including the historical background and philosophical questions.

Author: Walter Greiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540674586

Category: Science

Page: 486

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"This book gives a solid understanding of the basic concepts and results of quantum mechanics including the historical background and philosophical questions...Many worked examples serve to illustrate the material while biographical and historical footnotes round off the content." Zentralblatt MATH

Provides comprehensive coverage of all the fundamentals of quantum physics.

Author: A.P. French

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0748740783

Category: Science

Page: 696

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Provides comprehensive coverage of all the fundamentals of quantum physics. Full mathematical treatments are given. Uses examples from different areas of physics to demonstrate how theories work in practice. Text derived from lectures delivered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Undergraduates taking a first course on quantum mechanics will find this text an invaluable introduction to the field and help prepare them for more advanced courses.

Author: A. C. Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118723258

Category: Science

Page: 288

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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.

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 ...

Author: Giuliano Preparata

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812381767

Category: Science

Page: 73

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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

Author: Bernardo Adeva AndanyPublish On: 2015-09-08

This course contains a brief and mathematically precise introduction to the conceptual body, and calculation tools, of Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Physics.

Author: Bernardo Adeva Andany

Publisher: Bernardo Adeva

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 114

View: 221

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 brilliant new text, a completely original manifesto, covers quantum mechanics from a time-dependent perspective in a unified way from beginning to end.

Author: David J. Tannor

Publisher: University Science Books

ISBN: 1891389238

Category: Science

Page: 662

View: 611

"This brilliant new text, a completely original manifesto, covers quantum mechanics from a time-dependent perspective in a unified way from beginning to end. Intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in quantum mechanics, this text will change the way people think about and teach about quantum mechanics in chemistry and physics departments."--Publisher's website.

This book is intended for the later years of an undergraduate course or for graduates. It assumes a knowledge of basic linear algebra and elementary group theory, though for convenience these are also summarized in an appendix.

Author: Keith Hannabuss

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 0191588733

Category: Science

Page: 394

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This book provides an introduction to quantum theory primarily for students of mathematics. Although the approach is mainly traditional the discussion exploits ideas of linear algebra, and points out some of the mathematical subtleties of the theory. Amongst the less traditional topics are Bell's inequalities, coherent and squeezed states, and introductions to group representation theory. Later chapters discuss relativistic wave equations and elementary particle symmetries from a group theoretical standpoint rather than the customary Lie algebraic approach. This book is intended for the later years of an undergraduate course or for graduates. It assumes a knowledge of basic linear algebra and elementary group theory, though for convenience these are also summarized in an appendix.

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.

Author: Sy M. Blinder

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080489285

Category: Science

Page: 319

View: 110

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

The book discusses the basic ideas of quantum physics and explains its power in predicting the behavior of matter on the atomic scale, including the emission of light by atoms (spectra) and the operation of lasers.

Author: J Manners

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 075030720X

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Quantum Physics: An Introduction guides you through the profound revolution in scientific thinking that overthrew classical physics in favor of quantum physics. The book discusses the basic ideas of quantum physics and explains its power in predicting the behavior of matter on the atomic scale, including the emission of light by atoms (spectra) and the operation of lasers. It also elucidates why the interpretation of quantum physics is still the subject of intense debate among scientists.

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).

Author: Henrik Smith

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9810204752

Category: Science

Page: 285

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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.

An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams.

Author: Michael E. Peskin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429983184

Category: Science

Page: 866

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An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory is a textbook intended for the graduate physics course covering relativistic quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and Feynman diagrams. The authors make these subjects accessible through carefully worked examples illustrating the technical aspects of the subject, and intuitive explanations of what is going on behind the mathematics. After presenting the basics of quantum electrodynamics, the authors discuss the theory of renormalization and its relation to statistical mechanics, and introduce the renormalization group. This discussion sets the stage for a discussion of the physical principles that underlie the fundamental interactions of elementary particle physics and their description by gauge field theories.

An Elementary Guide to the State of the Art in the Quantum Information FieldIntroduction to Quantum Physics and Information Processing guides beginners in understanding the current state of research in the novel, interdisciplinary area of ...

Author: Radhika Vathsan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482238129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 270

View: 137

An Elementary Guide to the State of the Art in the Quantum Information FieldIntroduction to Quantum Physics and Information Processing guides beginners in understanding the current state of research in the novel, interdisciplinary area of quantum information. Suitable for undergraduate and beginning graduate students in physics, mathematics, or eng

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.

Author: David Park

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486137766

Category: Science

Page: 624

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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.

The book uses a mathematically simple physical system – photon polarization – as the visualization tool, permitting the student to see the entangled beauty of the quantum world from the very first pages.

Author: A.I Lvovsky

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662565841

Category: Science

Page: 303

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This textbook is intended to accompany a two-semester course on quantum mechanics for physics students. Along with the traditional material covered in such a course (states, operators, Schrödinger equation, hydrogen atom), it offers in-depth discussion of the Hilbert space, the nature of measurement, entanglement, and decoherence – concepts that are crucial for the understanding of quantum physics and its relation to the macroscopic world, but rarely covered in entry-level textbooks. The book uses a mathematically simple physical system – photon polarization – as the visualization tool, permitting the student to see the entangled beauty of the quantum world from the very first pages. The formal concepts of quantum physics are illustrated by examples from the forefront of modern quantum research, such as quantum communication, teleportation and nonlocality. The author adopts a Socratic pedagogy: The student is guided to develop the machinery of quantum physics independently by solving sets of carefully chosen problems. Detailed solutions are provided.

Author: Harald J W MÃ¼ller-KirstenPublish On: 2012-07-19

This text on quantum mechanics begins by covering all the main topics of an introduction to the subject.

Author: Harald J W MÃ¼ller-Kirsten

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789814397766

Category: Science

Page: 944

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This text on quantum mechanics begins by covering all the main topics of an introduction to the subject. It then concentrates on newer developments. In particular it continues with the perturbative solution of the Schrödinger equation for various potentials and thereafter with the introduction and evaluation of their path integral counterparts. Considerations of the large order behavior of the perturbation expansions show that in most applications these are asymptotic expansions. The parallel consideration of path integrals requires the evaluation of these around periodic classical configurations, the fluctuation equations about which lead back to specific wave equations. The period of the classical configurations is related to temperature, and permits transitions to the thermal domain to be classified as phase transitions. In this second edition of the text important applications and numerous examples have been added. In particular, the chapter on the Coulomb potential has been extended to include an introduction to chemical bonds, the chapter on periodic potentials has been supplemented by a section on the band theory of metals and semiconductors, and in the chapter on large order behavior a section has been added illustrating the success of converging factors in the evaluation of asymptotic expansions. Detailed calculations permit the reader to follow every step.

The book is an ideal and accessible introduction to quantum physics, with modern examples and helpful end-of-chapter exercises.

Author: Pieter Kok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319922068

Category: Science

Page: 243

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In this undergraduate textbook, the author develops the quantum theory from first principles based on very simple experiments: a photon travelling through beam splitters to detectors, an electron moving through a Stern-Gerlach machine, and an atom emitting radiation. From the physical description of these experiments follows a natural mathematical description in terms of matrices and complex numbers. The first part of the book examines how experimental facts force us to let go of some deeply held preconceptions and develops this idea into a mathematical description of states, probabilities, observables, and time evolution using physical applications. The second part of the book explores more advanced topics, including the concept of entanglement, the process of decoherence, and extension of the quantum theory to the situation of a particle in a one-dimensional box. Here, the text makes contact with more traditional treatments of quantum mechanics. The remaining chapters delve deeply into the idea of uncertainty relations and explore what the quantum theory says about the nature of reality. The book is an ideal and accessible introduction to quantum physics, with modern examples and helpful end-of-chapter exercises.