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Quantum mechanics

Author: Alastair I M Rae; Jim Napolitano
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Sixth editionView all editions and formats
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Continuing to offer a clear, up-to-date treatment of the subject, this sixth edition explains the concepts of quantum mechanics for undergraduate students in physics and related disciplines and provides the foundation necessary for other specialized courses.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair I M Rae; Jim Napolitano
ISBN: 9781482299182 1482299186
OCLC Number: 944388332
Description: xxv, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine-generated contents note: pt. I Waves, Electromagnetism, And The Limits Of Classical Physics --
ch. 1 The Physics And Mathematics Of Waves --
1.1. A Review Of Simple Harmonic Motion --
1.2. The Stretched String Equation Of Motion --
1.3. Standing Waves, And Fourier Series --
1.4. The Fourier Transform --
1.5. Problems --
ch. 2 Maxwell's Equations And Electromagnetic Waves --
2.1. Maxwell's Equations As Integrals --
2.2. Surface Theorems In Vector Calculus --
2.3. Maxwell's Equations As Derivatives --
2.4. Electromagnetic Waves --
2.5. Electromagnetic Radiation --
2.6. Problems --
ch. 3 Particle Mechanics, Relativity, And Photons --
3.1. Newton, Maxwell, And Einstein --
3.2. Spacetime In Special Relativity --
3.3. Velocity, Momentum, And Energy --
3.4. Problems --
ch. 4 The Early Development Of Quantum Mechanics --
4.1. The Photoelectric Effect --
4.2. The Compton Effect --
4.3. Line Spectra And Atomic Structure --
4.4. De Broglie Waves --
4.5. Wave-Particle Duality --
4.6. The Rest Of This Book --
4.7. Problems --
pt. II Elementary Wave Mechanics --
ch. 5 The One-Dimensional Schrödinger Equations --
5.1. The Time-Dependent Schrödinger Equation --
5.2. The Time-Independent Schrödinger Equation --
5.3. Boundary Conditions --
5.4. The Infinite Square Well --
5.5. The Finite Square Well --
5.6. Quantum Mechanical Tunnelling --
5.7. The Harmonic Oscillator --
5.8. Problems --
ch. 6 The Three-Dimensional Schrödinger Equations --
6.1. The Wave Equations --
6.2. Separation In Cartesian Coordinates --
6.3. Separation In Spherical Polar Coordinates --
6.4. The Hydrogenic Atom --
6.5. Problems --
pt. III Formal Foundations --
ch. 7 The Basic Postulates Of Quantum Mechanics --
7.1. The Wave Function --
7.2. The Dynamical Variables --
7.3. Probability Distributions --
7.4. Commutation Relations --
7.5. The Uncertainty Principle --
7.6. The Time Dependence Of The Wave Function --
7.7. Degeneracy --
7.8. The Harmonic Oscillator Again --
7.9. The Measurement Of Momentum By Compton Scattering --
7.10. Problems --
ch. 8 Angular Momentum I --
8.1. The Angular-Momentum Operators --
8.2. The Angular Momentum Eigenvalues And Eigenfunctions --
8.3. The Experimental Measurement Of Angular Momentum --
8.4. A General Solution To The Angular-Momentum Eigenvalue Problem --
8.5. Problems --
ch. 9 Angular Momentum II --
9.1. Matrix Representations --
9.2. Pauli Spin Matrices --
9.3. Spin And The Quantum Theory Of Measurement --
9.4. Dirac Notation --
9.5. Spin-Orbit Coupling And The Zeeman Effect --
9.6. A More General Treatment Of The Coupling Of Angular Momenta --
9.7. Problems --
pt. IV Extensions And Approximation Schemes --
ch. 10 Time-Independent Perturbation Theory And The Variational Principle --
10.1. Perturbation Theory For Non-degenerate Energy Levels --
10.2. Perturbation Theory For Degenerate Energy Levels --
10.3. The Variational Principle --
10.4. Problems --
ch. 11 Time Dependence --
11.1. Time-Independent Hamiltonians --
11.2. The Sudden Approximation --
11.3. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory --
11.4. Transitions Between Atomic Energy Levels --
11.5. The Ehrenfest Theorem --
11.6. The Ammonia Maser --
11.7. Problems --
ch. 12 Scattering --
12.1. Scattering In One Dimension --
12.2. Scattering In Three Dimensions --
12.3. The Born Approximation --
12.4. Partial Wave Analysis --
12.5. Problems --
ch. 13 Many-Particle Systems --
13.1. General Considerations --
13.2. Isolated Systems --
13.3. Non-interacting Particles --
13.4. Indistinguishable Particles --
13.5. Many-Particle Systems --
13.6. The Helium Atom --
13.7. Scattering Of Identical Particles --
13.8. Problems --
pt. V Advanced Topics --
ch. 14 Relativity And Quantum Mechanics --
14.1. Basic Results In Special Relativity --
14.2. The Dirac Equation --
14.3. Anti-particles --
14.4. Other Wave Equations --
14.5. Quantum Field Theory And The Spin-Statistics Theorem --
14.6. Problems --
ch. 15 Quantum Information --
15.1. Quantum Cryptography --
15.2. Entanglement --
15.3. Cloning And Teleportation --
15.4. Quantum Computing --
15.5. Problems --
ch. 16 The Conceptual Problems Of Quantum Mechanics --
16.1. The Conceptual Problems --
16.2. Hidden-Variable Theories --
16.3. Non-locality --
16.4. The Quantum Measurement Problem --
16.5. The Ontological Problem --
16.6. Problems.
Responsibility: Alastair I.M. Rae, Jim Napolitano.

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Continuing to offer a clear, up-to-date treatment of the subject, this sixth edition explains the concepts of quantum mechanics for undergraduate students in physics and related disciplines and provides the foundation necessary for other specialized courses.

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