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Quantum mechanics with basic field theory

Author: B R Desai
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An organized, detailed approach to quantum mechanics, ideal for a two-semester graduate course on the subject.

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: B R Desai
ISBN: 9780521877602 0521877601
OCLC Number: 434562740
Description: xix, 838 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Basic formalism --
Fundamental commutator and time evolution of state vectors and operators --
Dynamical equations --
Free particles --
Particles with spin 1/2 --
Gauge invariance, angular momentum, and spin --
Stern-Gerlach experiments --
Some exactly solvable bound-state problems --
Harmonic oscillator --
Coherent states --
Two-dimensional isotropic harmonic oscillator --
Landau levels and quantum Hall effect --
Two-level problems --
Spin 1/2 systems in the presence of magnetic fields --
Oscillation and regeneration in neutrinos and neutral K-mesons as two-level systems --
Time-independent perturbation for bound states --
Time-dependent perturbation --
Interaction of charged particles and radiation in perturbation theory --
Scattering in one dimension --
Scattering in three dimensions : a formal theory --
Partial wave amplitudes and phase shifts --
Analytic structure of the S-matrix --
Poles of the Green's function and composite systems --
Approximation methods for bound sates and scattering --
Lagrangian method and Feynman path integrals --
Rotations and angular momentum --
Symmetry in quantum mechanics and symmetry groups --
Addition of angular momenta --
Irreducible tensors and Wigner-Eckart theorem --
Entangled states --
Special theory of relativity : Klein-Gordon and Maxwell's equations --
Klein-Gordon and Maxwell's equations --
Dirac equation --
Dirac equation in the presence of spherically symmetric potentials --
Dirac equation in a relativistically invariant form --
Interaction of a Dirac particle with an electromagnetic field --
Multiparticle systems and second quantization --
Interactions of electrons and phonons in condensed matter --
Superconductivity --
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity --
Lagrangian formulation of classical fields --
Spontaneous symmetry breaking --
Basic quantum electrodynamics and Feynman diagrams --
Radiative corrections --
Anomalous magnetic moment and Lamb shift.
Responsibility: Bipin R. Desai.

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