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Quantum mechanics : fundamentals.

Author: Kurt Gottfried; Tung-mow Yan
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2003.
Series: Graduate texts in contemporary physics.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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Provides a comprehensive exposition of the concepts and techniques of quantum mechanics. This book concentrates on systems that can either be solved exactly or be handled by well-controlled,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kurt Gottfried; Tung-mow Yan
ISBN: 0387955763 9780387955766 0387220232 9780387220239
OCLC Number: 50478495
Description: xvii, 620 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Complementarity and Uncertainty --
The Uncertainty Principle --
Superposition --
Two-Particle States --
Two-Particle Interferometry --
EPR Correlations --
The Discovery of Quantum Mechanics --
The Formal Framework --
The Formal Language: Hilbert Space --
Hilbert Space --
Dirac's Notation --
Operators --
Unitary Transformations --
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors --
States and Probabilities --
Quantum States --
Measurement Outcomes --
Mixtures and the Density Matrix --
Entangled States --
The Wigner Distribution --
Canonical Quantization --
The Canonical Commutation Rules --
Schrodinger Wave Functions --
Uncertainty Relations --
The Equations of Motion --
The Schrodinger Picture --
The Heisenberg Picture --
Time Development of Expectation Values --
Time-Energy Uncertainty --
The Interaction Picture --
Symmetries and Conservation Laws --
Symmetries and Unitary Transformations --
Spatial Translations --
Symmetry Groups --
Rotations --
Space Reflection and Parity --
Gauge Invariance --
Propagators and Green's Functions --
Propagators --
Green's Functions --
The Free Particle Propagator and Green's Function --
Perturbation Theory --
The Path Integral --
The Feynman Path Integral --
The Free-Particle Path Integral --
Semiclassical Quantum Mechanics --
Hamilton-Jacobi Theory --
The Semiclassical Wave Function --
The Semiclassical Propagator --
Derivations --
Basic Tools --
Angular Momentum: The Spectrum --
Orbital Angular Momentum --
Spin --
Spin 1/2 --
Spin 1 --
Arbitrary Spins --
Free-Particle States.
Series Title: Graduate texts in contemporary physics.
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JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A: MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL (27 FEBRUARY 2004) "... [The first edition] has become one of the most used and respected accounts of quantum theory ... Gottfried and Yan's book Read more...

 
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