Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications / Edition 2by Nouredine Zettili
Pub. Date: 03/23/2009
Quantum mechanics was developed in the first part of the twentieth century to help explain the behavior of matter at the microscopic level, ranging from molecular to subnuclear levels. It is the bedrock upon which modern physics rests; additionally, it provides a mathematical framework for many of the physical science fields and forms the basis of contemporary
Quantum mechanics was developed in the first part of the twentieth century to help explain the behavior of matter at the microscopic level, ranging from molecular to subnuclear levels. It is the bedrock upon which modern physics rests; additionally, it provides a mathematical framework for many of the physical science fields and forms the basis of contemporary theories on matter and energy at the atomic and subatomic levels. This book provides a clear, balanced and modern treatment of the field and is aimed at undergraduate and first-year graduate students. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications – Second Edition takes an innovative approach to quantum mechanics by seamlessly combining the ingredients of both the textbook and a problem-solving book.
The textbook begins with the origins of quantum physics and then continues with the mathematical tools of quantum mechanics and the postulates of quantum mechanics. The next chapters cover one-dimensional problems, angular momentum, and three-dimensional problems. Subsequent chapters deals with rotations and addition of angular momenta, identical particles, approximation methods for stationary states, time-dependent perturbation theory, and scattering theory. The text contains many worked examples and numerous comprehensive problems with step-by-step solutions designed to help the reader master the machinery of quantum mechanics.
Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications – Second Edition:
- Provides a comprehensive introduction to quantum mechanics, combining both a theoretical and practical approach.
- Offer an in-depth treatment of the practical mathematical tools of quantum mechanics and how to harness them to master the formalism of the theory.
- Includes numerous solved examples integrated throughout the text and each chapter concludes with an extensive collection of solved problems.
This text aimed at undergraduates and graduate students needing a textbook for a comprehensive treatment of quantum mechanics that is backed by an abundance of examples and fully solved, multistep problems. The book may also be useful for researchers needing a quick, practical guide covering the various techniques that are highly useful to manipulate the formalism of quantum mechanics.
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Table of ContentsPreface.
Origins of Quantum Physics.
Particle Aspect of Radiation.
Wave Aspect of Particles.
Particles versus Waves.
Indeterminacy of the Microphysical World.
Atomic Transitions and Spectroscopy.
Mathematical Tools of Quantum Mechanics.
The Hilbert Space and Wave Functions.
Representation in Discrete Bases.
Representation in Continuous Bases.
Matrix and Wave Mechanics.
Postulates of Quantum Mechanics.
The Basic Postulates of Quantum Mechanics.
The State of a System.
Observables and Operators.
Measurement in Quantum Mechanics.
Time Evolution of the System's State.
Symmetries and Conservation Laws.
Connecting Quantum to Classical Mechanics.
Properties of One-Dimensional Motion.
The Free Particle: Continuous States.
The Potential Step.
The Potential Barrier and Well.
The Infinite Square Well Potential.
the Finite Square Well Potential.
The Harmonic Oscillator.
Numerical Solution of the Schro dinger Equation.
Orbital Angular Momentum.
General Formalism of Angular Momentum.
Matrix Representation of Angular Momentum.
Geometrical Representation of Angular.
Spin Angular Momentum.
Eigenfunctions of Orbital Angular Momentum.
3D Problems inCartesian Coordinates.
3D Problems in Spherical Coordinates.
Rotations and Addition of Angular Momenta.
Rotations in Classical Physics.
Rotations in Quantum Mechanics.
Addition of Angular Momenta.
Scalar, Vector and Tensor Operators.
Systems of Identical Particles.
The Pauli Exclusion Principle.
Approximation Methods for Stationary States.
Time-Independent Perturbation Theory.
The Variational Method.
The Wentzel Kramers Brillouin Method.
Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory.
The Pictures of Quantum Mechanics.
Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory.
Adiabatic and Sudden Approximations.
Interaction of Atoms with Radiation.
Scattering and Cross Section.
The Scattering Amplitude of Spinless Particles.
The Born Approximation.
Partial Wave Analysis.
Scattering of Indentical Particles.
The Delta Function.
One-Dimensional Delta Function.
Three-Dimensional Delta Function.
Angular Momentum in Spherical Coordinates.
Computer Code for Solving the Schro dinger.
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