Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction / Edition 4

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"This book gives a solid understanding of the basic concepts and results of quantum mechanics including the historical background and philosophical questions...Many worked examples serve to illustrate the material while biographical and historical footnotes round off the content." Zentralblatt MATH

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Walter Greiner (Johann Wolfgang Goethe University/Frankfurt) has produced a multi-volume "Theoretical Physics" which has in successive editions provided the foundation of the graduate education of a generation of German-speaking physicists. Five of those volumes (Quantum mechanics--an introduction; Quantum mechanics--symmetries; Quantum mechanics--relativistic wave equations; Quantum electrodynamics; Gauge theory of weak interactions) are now being made available in English translation (from the 5th German edition). The present volume is in many ways redundant with some of the many fine introductory quantum texts already on the market; it treats standard topics in standard ways, but it is distinguished by the lively clarity of the exposition. Examples and exercises with detailed solutions punctuate the text. The figures are simple but adequate. The concluding chapter provides a brief review of some "conceptual and philosophical problems of quantum mechanics". Intrinsically useful, but likely to derive value mainly from its relationship to the series as a whole. (NW) Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540674580
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/12/2000
  • Edition description: 4th ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 486
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

The Quantization of Physical Quantities.- The Radiation Laws.- Wave Aspects of Matter.- Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics I.- Mathematical Supplement.- The Schrödinger Equation.- The Harmonic Oscillator.- The Transition from Classical to Quantum Mechanics.- Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields.- The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics II.- Perturbation Theory.- Spin.- A Nonrelativistic Wave Equation with Spin.- Elementary Aspects of the Quantum-Mechanical Man-Body Problem.- Identical Particles.- The Formal Framework of Quantum Mechanics.- Conceptual and Philosophical Problems of Quantum Mechanics.- Subject Index.

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