Quantum Mechanics

Concepts and Applications

Author: Nouredine Zettili

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470746564

Category: Science

Page: 688

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Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications provides a clear, balanced and modern introduction to the subject. Written with the student’s background and ability in mind the book takes an innovative approach to quantum mechanics by combining the essential elements of the theory with the practical applications: it is therefore both a textbook and a problem solving book in one self-contained volume. Carefully structured, the book starts with the experimental basis of quantum mechanics and then discusses its mathematical tools. Subsequent chapters cover the formal foundations of the subject, the exact solutions of the Schrödinger equation for one and three dimensional potentials, time-independent and time-dependent approximation methods, and finally, the theory of scattering. The text is richly illustrated throughout with many worked examples and numerous problems with step-by-step solutions designed to help the reader master the machinery of quantum mechanics. The new edition has been completely updated and a solutions manual is available on request. Suitable for senior undergradutate courses and graduate courses.

Quantum Mechanics Demystified, 2nd Edition

Author: David McMahon

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071765646

Category: Science

Page: 528

View: 8976


If you think projection operators work in the cinema, or learning about spin-1/2 makes your head, well, spin, Quantum Mechanics DeMYSTiFieD will energize your knowledge of this topic's fundamental concepts and theories, and allow you to learn at your own pace. This thoroughly revised and updated guide eases you into the subject, beginning with wave mechanics then introducing you to the mathematical foundations needed to do modern quantum physics. As you progress, you will learn the fundamentals of matrix mechanics, including how to compute the trace of a matrix, find eigenvalues, and use ladder operators. You will understand the difference between time independent perturbation and time dependent perturbation theory and other oncecomplicated concepts. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: State Space Basis Vectors Functions of Operators The Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Angular Momentum Spin and the Pauli Matrices Scattering Theory Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Quantum Mechanics DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is your shortcut to a working knowledge of this engaging science.

Solution Manual for Quantum Mechanics

Second Edition

Author: Ahmed Ishtiaq,Fayyazuddin,Riazuddin

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814541907

Category: Science

Page: 324

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This is the solution manual for Riazuddin's and Fayyazuddin's Quantum Mechanics (2nd edition). The questions in the original book were selected with a view to illustrate the physical concepts and use of mathematical techniques which show their universality in tackling various problems of different physical origins. This solution manual contains the text and complete solution of every problem in the original book. This book will be a useful reference for students looking to master the concepts introduced in Quantum Mechanics (2nd edition).

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Introduction to Field Theory

Author: Francisco J. Yndurain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642610579

Category: Mathematics

Page: 332

View: 4565


This advanced textbook supplies graduate students with a primer in quantum theory. A variety of processes are discussed with concepts such as potentials, classical current distributions, prescribed external fields dealt with in the framework of relativistic quantum mechanics. Then, in an introduction to field theory, the author emphasizes the deduction of the said potentials or currents. A modern presentation of the subject together with many exercises, unique in its unusual underlying concept of combining relativistic quantum mechanics with basic quantum field theory.

Nonadiabatic Transition

Concepts, Basic Theories and Applications

Author: Hiroki Nakamura

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814462438

Category: Science

Page: 516

View: 8095


Nonadiabatic transition is a highly multidisciplinary concept and phenomenon, constituting a fundamental mechanism of state and phase changes in various dynamical processes of physics, chemistry and biology, such as molecular dynamics, energy relaxation, chemical reaction, and electron and proton transfer. Control of molecular processes by laser fields is also an example of time-dependent nonadiabatic transition. In this new edition, the original chapters are updated to facilitate enhanced understanding of the concept and applications. Three new chapters — comprehension of nonadiabatic chemical dynamics, control of chemical dynamics, and manifestation of molecular functions — are also added. Contents:Introduction: What is “Nonadiabatic Transition”?Multi-DisciplinarityHistorical Survey of Theoretical StudiesBackground MathematicsBasic Two-State Theory for Time-Independent ProcessesBasic Two-State Theory for Time-Dependent ProcessesTwo-State ProblemsEffects of Coupling to Phonons and Quantum DevicesMulti-Channel ProblemsMulti-Dimensional ProblemsComplete Reflection and Bound States in the ContinuumNew Mechanism of Molecular SwitchingControl of Nonadiabatic Processes by an External FieldComprehension of Nonadiabatic Chemical DynamicsControl of Chemical DynamicsManifestation of Molecular FunctionsConclusions: Future Perspectives Readership: Graduate Students and researchers in molecular science, physical chemistry, chemical dynamics, atomic and molecular physics, theoretical chemistry and physics, condensed matter and statistical physics, organic- and biochemistry. Keywords:Nonadiabatic Transition;Two-State;Chemical Dynamics;Molecular Switching;Molecular Function;Conical Intersection;Phonon;Quantum Device



Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120336356

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 3917


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...

The Quantum Handshake

Entanglement, Nonlocality and Transactions

Author: John G. Cramer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319246429

Category: Science

Page: 218

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This book shines bright light into the dim recesses of quantum theory, where the mysteries of entanglement, nonlocality, and wave collapse have motivated some to conjure up multiple universes, and others to adopt a "shut up and calculate" mentality. After an extensive and accessible introduction to quantum mechanics and its history, the author turns attention to his transactional model. Using a quantum handshake between normal and time-reversed waves, this model provides a clear visual picture explaining the baffling experimental results that flow daily from the quantum physics laboratories of the world. To demonstrate its powerful simplicity, the transactional model is applied to a collection of counter-intuitive experiments and conceptual problems.

Relativistic Quantum Mechanics of Leptons and Fields

Author: W.T. Grandy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792310495

Category: Science

Page: 438

View: 1390


The material contained in this work concerns relativistic quantum mechanics, and as such pertains to classical fields. On the one hand it is meant to serve as a text on the subject, a desire stemming from the author's fruitless searches for an adequate, up-to-date reference when lecturing on these topics. At times the supplementary material was found to exceed by far that in the assigned text. On the other hand, there is some flavor of a monograph to what follows, most particularly in the later chapters, for a major goal is to demonstrate just how far we can advance our understanding of the behavior of stable particles and their interactions without introducing quantized fields. Those wishing to describe the world in this way may view the result as a point of departure, despite the fact that their wish remains unfulfilled. Confirmed quantum-field theorists, however, will doubtless view it as a summary of just why they feel compelled to quantize the fields. Approximately half the book is devoted to the single-particle Dirac equation and its solutions. A great deal of detail is provided in this respect, and the discus sion is reasonably comprehensive. The Dirac equation is extraordinarily important in its own right, particularly as a basis for quantum electrodynamics (QED), and is thus worthy of extensive study.