Intermediate Quantum Mechanics / Edition 3

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Graduate students in both theoretical and experimental physics will find this third edition of Intermediate Quantum Mechanics, refined and updated in 1986, indispensable. The first part of the book deals with the theory of atomic structure, while the second and third parts deal with the relativistic wave equations and introduction to field theory, making Intermediate Quantum Mechanics more complete than any other single-volume work on the subject.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201328318
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Series: Advanced Book Classics Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Hans A. Bethe took his Ph.D. in Munich in 1928. In 1935, he came to Cornell University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. In 1967, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, primarily for his explanation of the processes by which stars produce their energy. His early scientific work was mainly in the theory of atoms, of the solid state, and of atomic collisions. Later he concentrated on nuclear physics. His explanation of stellar energy grew out of his work in nuclear theory. Recently, he has worked on neutron stars and supernova stars. Roman Jackiw has been professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1969, after spending three years as a Junior Fellow with Harvard University’s Society of Fellows. His primary research area is theoretical physics and he has contributed to particle, condensed matter, and gravitational physics. Recently he received the Dannie Heineman Prize for mathematical physics from the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics.
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Table of Contents

Editors' Foreword
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to Third Edition
Pt. I Theory of Atomic Structure 1
Ch. 1 Miscellaneous Results from Elementary Quantum Mechanics 3
Ch. 2 Identical Particles and Symmetry 20
Ch. 3 Two-Electron Atoms 31
Ch. 4 Self-Consistent Field 53
Ch. 5 Statistical Models 84
Ch. 6 Addition of Angular Momenta 101
Ch. 7 Theory of Multiplets, Electrostatic Interaction 118
Ch. 8 Theory of Multiplets, Spin-Orbit Interaction, and Interactions with External Fields 150
Ch. 9 Molecules 179
Pt. II Semiclassical Radiation Theory 191
Ch. 10 Semiclassical Theory of Radiation 193
Ch. 11 Intensity of Radiation, Selection Rules 211
Ch. 12 Photoelectric Effect 233
Pt. III Atomic Collisions 241
Ch. 13 Elastic Scattering at High Energies 243
Ch. 14 Elastic Scattering at Low Energies 254
Ch. 15 Further Corrections to Elastic Scattering Formulas 266
Ch. 16 Elastic Scattering of Spin 1/2 Particles 281
Ch. 17 Inelastic Scattering at High Energies 295
Ch. 18 Inelastic Scattering at Low Energies 310
Ch. 19 Semiclassical Treatment of Inelastic Scattering 322
Ch. 20 Classical Limit of Quantum Mechanical Scattering; Summary 331
Pt. IV Relativistic Equations 339
Ch. 21 Klein-Gordon Equation 341
Ch. 22 Dirac Equation, Formal Theory 349
Ch. 23 Solution of the Dirac Equation 368
Index 391
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