Quantum Dynamics with Trajectories: Introduction to Quantum Hydrodynamics / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $102.93
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $102.93   
  • New (6) from $102.93   
  • Used (1) from $176.88   


This is a rapidly developing field to which the author is a leading contributor

New methods in quantum dynamics and computational techniques, with applications to interesting physical problems, are brought together in this book

Useful to both students and researchers

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
From the reviews:

"This excellent book covers a wide range of topics associated with Quantum Hydrodynamics. It's an excellent survey of the history, current state-of-the-field, and future research directions." (Brian Kendrick, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA)

"The book is unique in that it addresses with equal expertise, computational methodology and theoretical connections at the interface between de Broglie-Bohm theory and phase space moment methods. A highly didactic text, to be recommended to graduate students and researchers in physics and chemistry." (Irene Burghardt, Dépt. de chimie, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France)

"Wyatt shows how one can use the ideas drawn from Bohm's interpretation to develop new and efficient computational methods for both time dependent and time independent quantum mechanics.This is THE definitive text on practical Bohmian mechanics." (Eric Bittner, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Houston, TX, USA)

"The book under review is a good introduction to quantum hydrodynamics and an invaluable survey of the subject. It is written in clear and rigorous language and may be helpful both for novices having basic knowledge in quantum mechanics and experts. … Numerous illustrations, results of numerical computations and historical comments make reading more fascinating." (Sergei A. Nemnyugin, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2006 k)

"This book presents the state of the art in the quantum trajectory (QT) method and its applications in quantum hydrodynamics. … In addition to advanced issues at the level of professional researchers, the book also contains many introductory elements that can nicely serve also to graduate students as a suitable extension of their textbook literature on quantum mechanics. Numerous boxes with outlines and summaries of basic results of chapter are particularly valuable to those who need a brief and concise information on a particular item." (Vladimir Cadež, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1107 (9), 2007)

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441919908
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Series, #28
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 0.88 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

to Quantum Trajectories.- The Bohmian Route to the Hydrodynamic Equations.- The Phase Space Route to the Hydrodynamic Equations.- The Dynamics and Properties of Quantum Trajectories.- Function and Derivative Approximation on Unstructured Grids.- Applications of the Quantum Trajectory Method.- Adaptive Methods for Trajectory Dynamics.- Quantum Trajectories for Multidimensional Dynamics.- Approximations to the Quantum Force.- Derivative Propagation Along Quantum Trajectories.- Quantum Trajectories in Phase Space.- Mixed Quantum-Classical Dynamics.- Topics in Quantum Hydrodynamics: The Stress Tensor and Vorticity.- Quantum Trajectories for Stationary States.- Challenges and Opportunities.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)