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Quantum mechanics

Author: P C W Davies; D S Betts
Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. : Nelson Thornes, 2002.
Series: Physics and its applications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Quantum mechanics is notoriously difficult to understand for students with no prior knowledge of quantum theory. This book provides an introduction to quantum mechanics. It includes examples and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P C W Davies; D S Betts
ISBN: 0748744460 9780748744466
OCLC Number: 55692207
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 178 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: PRELIMINARY CONCEPTSOriginsCollapse of DeterminismMatter WavesHeisenberg's Uncertainty PrincipleWhen is a Wave a Particle?Schrodinger's Wave EquationWAVE MECHANICS ITime-Independent Schrodinger EquationThe Infinite Square-Well PotentialDegeneracy and ParityFinite Square WellBouncing BallONE-DIMENSIONAL DELTA WELLSThe Single One-Dimensional Delta WellThe One-Dimensional Triple Delta WellWAVE MECHANICS 2Simple Harmonic OscillatorHydrogen AtomFree ParticlesScattering from a Potential StepTunnellingMany-Particle Wave FunctionsSCATTERING IN THREE DIMENSIONSPartial Wave AnalysisAttractive Spherical Well in the Limit of Low Energy S-Wave ScatteringRepulsive Spherical ObstacleTHE FORMAL RULES OF QUANTUM MECHANICSWave Superposition in Vector LanguageOperatorsMomentum and Position EigenstatesCompatible Observables and Commutation RelationsSymmetry and Conservation LawsSummaryANGULAR MOMENTUMOperators and CommutatorsEigenfunctions and EigenvaluesMatrix FormulationIntrisic SpinSpin EigenvectorsIllustrating the Rules of Quantum MechanicsMagnetic MomentSpin Wave FunctionsPARTICLE IN A CENTRAL POTENTIALSeparation of Radial and Anular VariablesRadial Square WellHydrogen AtomSOME ATOMIC PHYSICSAddition of Angular MomentaAddition of Orbital and Spin Angular MomentaSpin-Orbit CouplingA Further Relativistic EffectEffect on a One-Electron Atom of an Externally Applied Magnetic Field: Zeeman EffectAPPROXIMATION METHODSPerturbation TheoryApplications of Perturbation TheoryThe Variational MethodTRANSITIONSTime-Dependent Perturbation TheoryHarmonic PerturbationEnergy-Time Uncertainty Relation and Fermi's Golden RuleEmission and Absorption of Electromagnetic Radiation by AtomsSpontaneious emission of RadiationAPPENDICESThe One-Dimensional Infinite Array of Delta WellsSpherical HarmonicsThe Dirac Delta FunctionUseful QuantitiesUseful IntegralsExercisesAnswers to Exercises
Series Title: Physics and its applications.
Responsibility: Paul C.W. Davies, David S. Betts.

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I do not know of anyone who has put the essence of quantum mechanics more clearly, more understandable, more soundly, and more compactly than Professor Davis.

 
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