Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form

Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form

by Thomas F. Jordan


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Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form by Thomas F. Jordan

This simple text makes basic quantum mechanics accessible with a minimum of mathematics. The focus is on the matrices representing physical quanitities. States are described simply by mean values of physical quantities or by probabilities for possible values. This approach reveals the essential simplicity of quantum mechanics by focusing on basics and working only with key elements of mathematical structure. Introduces all mathematics involved with using algebra of matrices, complex numbers, probabilities, and mean values. Offers over l00 problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486445304
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 12/20/2005
Series: Dover Books on Physics
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,210,253
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. A Strange Equation
2. Imaginary Numbers
3. Matrices
4. Pauli Matrices
5. Vectors
6. Probability
7. Basic Rules
8. Spin and Magnetic Moment
9. Sunrise and First View
10. All Quantities Made from Spin
11. Non-negative Quantities
12. What Can Be Measured
13. General Rules
14. Two Spins
15. Einstein’s Instincts
16. Bell’s Inequalities
17. Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Relations
18. Quantized Oscillator Energy
19. Bohr’s Model
20. Angular Momentum
21. Rotational Energy
22. The Hydrogen Atom
23. Spin Rotations
24. Small Rotations
25. Changes in Space Location
26. Changes in Time
27. Changes in Velocity
28. Invariance and What It Implies

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