Quantum Theory [NOOK Book]

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This advanced undergraduate-level text provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts outside classical theory. A broad range of specific applications follows, worked out in considerable mathematical detail. Also included: an examination of the relationship between quantum and classical concepts. Preface. Index.
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Overview


This advanced undergraduate-level text provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts outside classical theory. A broad range of specific applications follows, worked out in considerable mathematical detail. Also included: an examination of the relationship between quantum and classical concepts. Preface. Index.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486134888
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Series: Dover Books on Physics
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 655
  • Sales rank: 613,098
  • File size: 13 MB
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Table of Contents

Part I Physical formulation of the quantum theory
1. The origin of the quantum theory
2. Further developments of the early quantum theory
3. Wave packets and De Broglie waves
4. The definition of probabilities
5. The uncertainty principle
6. Wave vs. particle properties of matter
7. Summary of quantum concepts introduced
8. An attempt to build a physical picture of the quantum nature of matter
Part II Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory
9. Wave functions, operators, and Schrödinger's equation
10. Fluctuations, correlations, and eigenfunctions
Part III Applications to simple systems. Further extension of quantum theory formulation
11. Solutions of wave equations for square potentials
12. The classical limit of quantum theory. The WKB approximation
13. The harmonic oscillator
14. Angular momentum and the three-dimensional wave equation
15. Solution of radial equation, the hydrogen atom, the effect of a magnetic field
16. Matrix formulation of quantum theory
17. Spin and angular momentum
Part IV Methods of approximate solution of Schrödinger's equation
18. Perturbation theory, time-dependent and time-independent
19. Degenerate perturbations
20. Sudden and adiabatic approximations
Part V Theory of scattering
21. Theory of scattering
Part VI Quantum theory of the process of measurement
22. Quantum theory of the process of measurement
23. Relationship between quantum and classical concepts
Index
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