Quantum Mechanics on the Macintosh(R) / Edition 2

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This extremely successful book/disk package helps students to quickly dispel the mystery behind the complex concepts involved in quantum mechanics. With more than 200 problems, it provides readers with practical experiences in using such hard-to-visualise concepts as complex amplitudes, eigenvalues, and scattering cross sections. The graphically powerful programmes are very user-friendly and fascinating to manipulate. Based on the interactive program Interquanta, they make extensive use of 3-D graphics to guide students through computer experiments in the quantum mechanics of free particle motion, bound states and scattering, tunnelling, two-particle interactions, and much more besides. The diskette contains two versions of the programs, one for use in computers with a mathematical coprocessor, the other optimised for machines without. For this new edition the software has been reprogrammed to fully exploit the Macintosh environment.

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Based on the interactive program Interquanta (included on two 31/2" floppy diskettes), the book guides readers through computer experiments on: free particles and wave packets, bound states in various potentials, coherent and squeezed states in time-dependent motion, scattering and resonances, analogies in optics, quantized angular momentum, distinguishable and indistinguishable particles, and special functions of mathematical physics. A version of the book for the IBM PC and compatible computers is reported available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387942728
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 11/11/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed.
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 6.35 (w) x 9.53 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Free Particle Motion in One Dimension 5
3 Bound States in One Dimension 22
4 Scattering in One Dimension 44
5 A Two-Particle System: Coupled Harmonic Oscillators 91
6 Free Particle Motion in Three Dimensions 109
7 Bound States in Three Dimensions 131
8 Scattering in Three Dimensions 157
9 Special Functions of Mathematical Physics 180
10 Additional Material and Hints for the Solution of Exercises 204
App. A: A Systematic Guide to IQ 246
App. B: How to Install IQ 287
App. C: Lists of All Provided Files 291
App. D: Graphics Devices and Metafiles 294
Index of IQ Commands 298
Subject Index 300
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