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Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information: A Guide through the Quantum World / Edition 1

Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information: A Guide through the Quantum World / Edition 1

by Moses Fayngold, Vadim FayngoldMoses Fayngold
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Alongside a thorough definition of basic concepts and their interrelations, backed by numerous examples, this textbook features a rare discussion of quantum mechanics and information theory combined in one text. It deals with important topics hardly found in regular textbooks, including the Robertson-Schrodinger relation, incompatibility between angle and angular momentum, "dispersed indeterminacy", interaction-free measurements, "submissive quantum mechanics", and many others. With its in-depth discussion of key concepts complete with problems and exercises, this book is poised to become the standard textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate quantum mechanics courses and an essential reference for physics students and physics professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783527406470
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Pages: 860
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Moses Fayngold graduated from the State University of Samarkand and got his PhD at the Nuclear Research Institute of Academy of Science in Uzbekistan (former USSR). He has combined teaching and research in colleges of USSR and USA, most recently as a Senior University Lecturer at the Physics Department of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has lectured on Quantum Mechanics and Special Relativity to both undergraduate and graduate students. His research interests and areas of activity include Special and General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, Optics and optical imaging, particle scattering and propagation in periodic structures.

Vadim Fayngold holds two degrees - M.S. in Physics and B.S. in Computer Science. While working as a research assistant at the Department of Computer Engineering (Polytechnic University, New York), he focused on computer simulation of complex processes in fluid dynamics. The combined expertise he developed there has spurred his interest in the Quantum Information theory. Vadim came to the idea of writing this book while working on computer animations of various relativistic and quantum-mechanical phenomena.

Table of Contents

Embryonic Quantum Mechanics: Basic Features
Playing with the Amplitudes
Representations and the Hilbert Space
Angular Momentum
Evolution of Quantum States
Indeterminacy Revisited
"Submissive" Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Statistics
Second Quantization
Quantum Mechanics and Measurements
Quantum Non-Locality
Quantum Measurements and POVMs
Quantum Information
Quantum Gates
Quantum Key Distribution

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