Quantum Physics For Dummies

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Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or ...

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Overview

Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition helps make quantum physics understandable and accessible. From what quantum physics can do for the world to understanding hydrogen atoms, readers will get complete coverage of the subject, along with numerous examples to help them tackle the tough equations. Compatible with classroom text books and courses, Quantum Physics For Dummies, Revised Edition lets students study at their own paces and helps them prepare for graduate or professional exams. Coverage includes:

  • The Schrodinger Equation and its Applications
  • The Foundations of Quantum Physics
  • Vector Notation
  • Spin
  • Scattering Theory, Angular Momentum, and more

Your plain-English guide to understanding and working with the micro world

Quantum physics — also called quantum mechanics or quantum field theory — can be daunting for even the most dedicated student or enthusiast of science, math, or physics. This friendly, concise guide makes this challenging subject understandable and accessible, from atoms to particles to gases and beyond. Plus, it's packed with fully explained examples to help you tackle the tricky equations like a pro!

  • Compatible with any classroom course — study at your own pace and prepare for graduate or professional exams
  • Your journey begins here — understand what quantum physics is and what kinds of problems it can solve
  • Know the basic math — from state vectors to quantum matrix manipulations, get the foundation you need to proceed
  • Put quantum physics to work — make sense of Schrödinger's equation and handle particles bound in square wells and harmonic oscillators
  • Solve problems in three dimensions — use the full operators to handle wave functions and eigenvectors to find the natural wave functions of a system
  • Discover the latest research — learn the cutting-edge quantum physics theories that aim to explain the universe itself
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118460825
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 428,187
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Small World, Huh? Essential Quantum Physics 7

Chapter 1: Discoveries and Essential Quantum Physics 9

Chapter 2: Entering the Matrix: Welcome to State Vectors 23

Part II: Bound and Undetermined: Handling Particles in Bound States 55

Chapter 3: Getting Stuck in Energy Wells 57

Chapter 4: Back and Forth with Harmonic Oscillators 91

Part III: Turning to Angular Momentum and Spin 125

Chapter 5: Working with Angular Momentum on the Quantum Level 127

Chapter 6: Getting Dizzy with Spin 157

Part IV: Multiple Dimensions: Going 3D with Quantum Physics 167

Chapter 7: Rectangular Coordinates: Solving Problems in Three Dimensions 169

Chapter 8: Solving Problems in Three Dimensions: Spherical Coordinates 189

Chapter 9: Understanding Hydrogen Atoms 205

Chapter 10: Handling Many Identical Particles 231

Part V: Group Dynamics: Introducing Multiple Particles 253

Chapter 11: Giving Systems a Push: Perturbation Theory 255

Chapter 12: Wham-Blam! Scattering Theory 275

Part VI: The Part of Tens 293

Chapter 13: Ten Quantum Physics Tutorials 295

Chapter 14: Ten Quantum Physics Triumphs 299

Glossary 303

Index 309

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

    A Major Disappointment

    I don't like to give bad reviews, but this book doesn't earn a place on the average science fan's bookshelf. The goal is admirable -- to simplify and summarize quantum mechanics for the average reader with an algebraic or calculus background. Topics such as Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and others however, are so briefly summarized to be unhelpful. I suspect the author was under serious pressure to condense, compress and compact. This book was a great disappointment, but reaffirms better choices for the reader, especially Quantum Mechanics Demystified and for a great illustrated book Hey's Quantum Universe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Be aware that this book appears to be intended as supplementary

    Be aware that this book appears to be intended as supplementary material for students taking a course in
    quantum mechanics. For others, the math background needed to understand this book is a bit more than what the introduction in this book claims. The reader should be familiar with solving differential equations, partial differential equations and have a working knowledge of linear algebra. Even with this background I found the material confusing. Steps in developing the concepts are missing, which would be fine if it were merely the mathematics that the reader was assumed to know, but some instances important physics concepts were lost. The book (the revised version) reads like material was deleted to fit the size desired by the publisher. Finally, do not buy the Nook version. I looked at this at a BN store on a 9-inch Nook HD+. The equations and there are a lot of them are so tiny that they are unreadable. Whatever was used to convert the book to the electronic nook format could not identify, of all things, the h-bar Planck's constant symbol presenting it as a box. If you already bought the nook version of this book you should be able to get your money back.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2014

    READ THIS!

    Quantnum phisics is not for dummies!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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