Quantum Theory of Matter: A Novel Introduction / Edition 1

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Overview

With a minimum of mathematics, this book provides a novel approach to the teaching of quantum mechanics. As many books mainly present the concepts of quantum theory, this volume emphasises the application of the theory, offering the reader a unifying picture of atoms, molecules and solids. Essential for all undergraduate physics courses, it will also be a most valuable supplementary textbook for postgraduate courses on quantum mechanics.
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Takes a novel approach to teaching quantum mechanics to undergraduates, emphasizing the application of quantum theory and a requiring a minimum of mathematics. Chapters and problems on basic concepts, atoms, molecules, and solids stress the interpretation of mathematical formulae, not their derivation. Appendices offer more traditional material on vectors and complex numbers, formal quantum mechanics, and physical constants. Assumes knowledge of calculus and functions of more than one variable. Also useful as a supplementary text for postgraduate course on quantum mechanics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471963639
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/16/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Antonis Modinos taught quantum mechanics, physical electronics, solid state physics and statistical physics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was a Reader at the University of Salford (UK) prior to his appointment as Professor of Physics at the National Technical University of Athens in 1989. Professor Modinos has written over sixty research papers in reputed journals of physics. His book on the quantum theory of matter is the result of teaching experience accumulated over many years.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Quantum Mechanics 1
2 Atoms 45
3 Molecules 129
4 Solids 159
App. A Vectors and Complex Numbers 291
App. B Formal Quantum Mechanics 299
App. C Physical Constants 345
References 347
Index 351
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