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Additional Physical Format: | Online version: Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude, 1933- Quantum mechanics. New York : Wiley, ©1977 (OCoLC)568523808 Online version: Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude, 1933- Quantum mechanics. New York : Wiley, ©1977 (OCoLC)607757171 |
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Material Type: | Internet resource |

Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Claude Cohen-Tannoudji; Bernard Diu; Franck Laloë |

ISBN: | 0471164321 9780471164326 047116433X 9780471164333 |

OCLC Number: | 2089460 |

Language Note: | Translation of Mecanique quantique. |

Notes: | Translation of Mecanique quantique. "A Wiley-Interscience publication." Includes index. |

Description: | 2 volumes (xv, 1524 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm |

Contents: | Volume I. Chapter I. Waves and particles. Introduction to the fundamental ideas of quantum mechanics -- Complements of chapter I -- Chapter II. The mathematical tools of quantum mechanics -- Complements of chapter II -- Chapter III. The postulates of quantum mechanics -- Complements of chapter III -- Chapter IV. Application of postulates to simple cases: spin 1/2 and two-level systems -- Complements of chapter IV -- Chapter V. The one-dimensional harmonic oscillator -- Complements of chapter V -- Chapter VI. General properties of angular momentum in quantum mechanics -- Complements of chapter VI -- Chapter VII. Particle in a central potential. The hydrogen atom -- Complements of chapter VII -- Volume II. Chapter VIII. An elementary approach to the quantum theory of scattering by a poetential -- Complements of chapter VIII -- Chapter IX. Electron spin -- Complements of chapter IX -- Chapter X. Addition of angular momenta -- Chapter XI. Stationary perturbation theory -- Complements of chapter XI -- Chapter XII. An application of perturbation theory: the fine and hyperfine structure of the hydrogen atom -- Complements of chapter XII -- Chapter XIII. Approximation methods for time-dependent problems -- Complements of Chapter XIII -- Chapter XIV. Systems of identical particles -- Complements of chapter XIV. |

Other Titles: | Mecanique quantique. |

Responsibility: | Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu, Franck Laloë ; translated from the French by Susan Reid Hemley, Nicole Ostrowsky, Dan Ostrowsky. |

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### Abstract:

Beginning students of quantum mechanics frequently experience difficulties separating essential underlying principles from the specific examples to which these principles have been historically applied. Nobel-Prize-winner Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and his colleagues have written this book to eliminate precisely these difficulties. Fourteen chapters provide a clarity of organization, careful attention to pedagogical details, and a wealth of topics and examples which make this work a textbook as well as a timeless reference, allowing to tailor courses to meet students' specific needs. Each chapter starts with a clear exposition of the problem which is then treated, and logically develops the physical and mathematical concept. These chapters emphasize the underlying principles of the material, undiluted by extensive references to applications and practical examples which are put into complementary sections. The book begins with a qualitative introduction to quantum mechanical ideas using simple optical analogies and continues with a systematic and thorough presentation of the mathematical tools and postulates of quantum mechanics as well as a discussion of their physical content. Applications follow, starting with the simplest ones like e.g. the harmonic oscillator, and becoming gradually more complicated (the hydrogen atom, approximation methods, etc.). The complementary sections each expand this basic knowledge, supplying a wide range of applications and related topics as well as detailed expositions of a large number of special problems and more advanced topics, integrated as an essential portion of the text.

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