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Additional Physical Format: | Online version: Matthews, P.T. (Paul Taunton). Introduction to quantum mechanics. New York : McGraw-Hill, 1968 (OCoLC)899750682 |
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Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
P T Matthews |

ISBN: | 0070940789 9780070940789 |

OCLC Number: | 435000 |

Notes: | Includes index. |

Description: | xii, 188 pages ; 23 cm |

Contents: | pt. I. Basic formulation. Introduction -- Operators -- Quantum mechanics -- One-dimensional motion -- The harmonic oscillator -- pt. II. Atomic physics. Angular momentum -- Central potential: the hydrogen atom -- Spin and statistics -- pt. III. Nuclear physics. Rutherford scattering and [alpha]-decay -- Scattering theory -- The nucleon-nucleon interaction -- pt. IV. General theory and sub-nuclear physics. Operators and state vectors -- Equations of motion -- Unitary symmetry and sub-nuclear physics. |

Responsibility: | P.T. Matthews. |

### Abstract:

"This book is based on a course of lecture, which has been given for a number of years to physics students. As the title implies, it is written for people who have not previously studied quantum mechanics. The emphasis is on concepts and the mathematical machinery has been kept to a minimum. The reader is never assumed to know how to do anything more complicated than differentiate the product of two functions. On the other hand, the introduction to new physical ideas is based on an attempt to get right to the heart of the matter from the start. Thus much less emphasis than usual is put on wave functions, and the Schrödinger equation turns up as a special case of the eigenvalue equations which determine the possible values of any quantum observable."--Preface.

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