Series 
UNITEXT for Physics, 21987882 

UNITEXT for physics. 21987882

Subject 
Mathematical physics.


Quantum theory.


Particles (Nuclear physics)


Quantum field theory.

Description 
1 online resource (xvi, 637 pages) : illustrations. 
Contents 
Introduction  Mathematical Introduction  Free Particle Schroedinger Equation  FreeParticle Wave Packets  Schroedinger's Equation with Potential Energy: Introduction to Operators  Postulates and Basic Elements of Quantum Mechanics: Properties of Operators  Problems in 1dimension: General Considerations, Infinite Well Potential, Piecewise Constant Potentials, and Delta Function Potentials  Simple Harmonic Oscillator  One Dimension  Problems in 2 and 3dimensions  General Considerations  Central Forces and Angular Momentum  Spherically Symmetric Potentials  Radial Equation  Dirac Notation  Spin  Important Basics from Phys 453  Perturbation Theory  Variational Approach  WKB Approximation  Scattering  1D  Scattering  3D  Symmetries and Transformations  Rotations  Examples  Addition of Angular Momentum: ClebschGordan Coefficients  Vector and Tensor Operators: WignerEckart Theorem  SpinOrbit Interactions  Hydrogen Atom with Spin in External Fields  TimeDependent Problems  Approximation Techniques in TimeDependent Problems  Fermi's Golden Rule. 
Summary 
This book presents a basic introduction to quantum mechanics at the undergraduate level. Depending on the choice of topics, it can be used for a onesemester or twosemester course. An attempt has been made to anticipate the conceptual problems students encounter when they first study quantum mechanics. Wherever possible, examples are given to illustrate the underlying physics associated with the mathematical equations of quantum mechanics. To this end, connections are made with corresponding phenomena in classical mechanics and electromagnetism. The problems at the end of each chapter are intended to help students master the course material and to explore more advanced topics. Many calculations exploit the extraordinary capabilities of computer programs such as Mathematica, MatLab, and Maple. Students are urged to use these programs, just as they had been urged to use calculators in the past. The treatment of various topics is rather complete, in that most steps in derivations are included. Several of the chapters go beyond what is traditionally covered in an introductory course. The goal of the presentation is to provide the students with a solid background in quantum mechanics.#xE000. 
ISBN 
9783319685984 

3319685988 

9783319685960 

3319685961 
ISBN/ISSN 
10.1007/9783319685984 
OCLC # 
1021193408 
Additional Format 
Printed edition: 9783319685960 (OCoLC)1003194508 
