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Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Principles of Quantum Mechanics Author R. Shankar
ISBN-10 9781475705768
Release 2012-12-06
Pages 676
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R. Shankar has introduced major additions and updated key presentations in this second edition of Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New features of this innovative text include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications. Additional highlights include: - Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics - A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics - Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates - Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics The requisite text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The book’s self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics Author Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac
ISBN-10 0198520115
Release 1981-01-01
Pages 314
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The first edition of this work appeared in 1930, and its originality won it immediate recognition as a classic of modern physical theory. The fourth edition has been bought out to meet a continued demand. Some improvements have been made, the main one being the complete rewriting of the chapter on quantum electrodymanics, to bring in electron-pair creation. This makes it suitable as an introduction to recent works on quantum field theories.

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics Author Nouredine Zettili
ISBN-10 9780470746561
Release 2009-01-22
Pages 688
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Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications provides a clear, balanced and modern introduction to the subject. Written with the student’s background and ability in mind the book takes an innovative approach to quantum mechanics by combining the essential elements of the theory with the practical applications: it is therefore both a textbook and a problem solving book in one self-contained volume. Carefully structured, the book starts with the experimental basis of quantum mechanics and then discusses its mathematical tools. Subsequent chapters cover the formal foundations of the subject, the exact solutions of the Schrödinger equation for one and three dimensional potentials, time-independent and time-dependent approximation methods, and finally, the theory of scattering. The text is richly illustrated throughout with many worked examples and numerous problems with step-by-step solutions designed to help the reader master the machinery of quantum mechanics. The new edition has been completely updated and a solutions manual is available on request. Suitable for senior undergradutate courses and graduate courses.

The Mathematical Principles of Quantum Mechanics

The Mathematical Principles of Quantum Mechanics Author Derek F. Lawden
ISBN-10 9780486442235
Release 2005
Pages 280
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Focusing on the principles of quantum mechanics, this text for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students introduces and resolves special physical problems with more than 100 exercises. 1967 edition.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics Author David Jeffrey Griffiths
ISBN-10 1292024089
Release 2013-07-25
Pages 428
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For one-semester/-year, junior-/senior-level courses in Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Chemistry. This text first teaches students how to do quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it means. Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory presented, and special techniques developed for attacking realistic problems. Two-part coverage organizes topics under basic theory, and assembles an arsenal of approximation schemes with illustrative applications.

Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Principles of Quantum Mechanics Author Hans C. Ohanian
ISBN-10 UOM:39015027843187
Release 1990
Pages 417
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One semester introduction to the major concepts of quantum mechanics. Emphasis is on abstract state vectors and on operators.

A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics

A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics Author John S. Townsend
ISBN-10 1891389130
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 476
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This text allows lecturers to involve their undergraduates in the excitement and insight of Feynman's approach to quantum mechanics while simultaneously giving them a textbook that is well-ordered, logical, and pedagogically sound.

Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers

Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers Author David A. B. Miller
ISBN-10 9781139471275
Release 2008-04-21
Pages 574
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If you need a book that relates the core principles of quantum mechanics to modern applications in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, this is it. Students will appreciate the book's applied emphasis, which illustrates theoretical concepts with examples of nanostructured materials, optics, and semiconductor devices. The many worked examples and more than 160 homework problems help students to problem solve and to practise applications of theory. Without assuming a prior knowledge of high-level physics or classical mechanics, the text introduces Schrödinger's equation, operators, and approximation methods. Systems, including the hydrogen atom and crystalline materials, are analyzed in detail. More advanced subjects, such as density matrices, quantum optics, and quantum information, are also covered. Practical applications and algorithms for the computational analysis of simple structures make this an ideal introduction to quantum mechanics for students of engineering, physics, nanotechnology, and other disciplines. Additional resources available from

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics Author Steven Weinberg
ISBN-10 9781316369036
Release 2015-09-10
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Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition, to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics, in this fully updated second edition of his successful textbook. Now including six brand new sections covering key topics such as the rigid rotator and quantum key distribution, as well as major additions to existing topics throughout, this revised edition is ideally suited to a one-year graduate course or as a reference for researchers. Beginning with a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach, Weinberg uses his remarkable expertise to elucidate topics such as Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, and general scattering theory. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics Author A. S. Davydov
ISBN-10 9781483187839
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 652
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Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition discusses the fundamental concepts and governing principles of quantum mechanics. The title details the physical ideas and the mathematical formalism of the quantum theory of the non-relativistic and quasi-relativistic motion of a single particle in an external field. The text first covers the basic concepts, and then proceeds to tackling the change of quantum states in time. Next, the selection examines the connection between quantum mechanics and classical mechanics. The book also discusses the simplest applications of quantum mechanics, along with the elementary representation theory. The book will be most useful to students of physics who are studying quantum mechanics. The text will also serve expert quantum physicists as a reference.

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics Author Eugen Merzbacher
ISBN-10 0471887021
Release 1998-01-07
Pages 672
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Rapid advances in quantum optics, atomic physics, particle physics and other areas have been driven by fantastic progress in instrumentation (especially lasers) and computing technology as well as by the ever-increasing emphasis on symmetry and information concepts-requiring that all physicists receive a thorough grounding in quantum mechanics. This book provides a carefully structured and complete exposition of quantum mechanics and illustrates the common threads linking many different phenomena and subfields of physics.

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics Author Phillip James Edwin Peebles
ISBN-10 0691087555
Release 1992
Pages 419
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P.J.E. Peebles teaches the often counterintuitive physics of quantum mechanics by working through detailed applications of general ideas. A principal example used in the book is the hyperfine structure of atomic hydrogen (the 21 cm line): the computation of the energy splitting and the induced and spontaneous transition rates. Peebles makes room for such calculations by omitting unneeded elements that can be readily found in the standard treatises after one fully understands the principles of quantum mechanics. To give a flavor of the discovery of the remarkable world picture of quantum mechanics, the author presents a set of examples of physics that are well worth knowing even aside from their historical interest. Then the general principles of quantum mechanics are stated first in terms of wave mechanics and then in the standard abstract linear space formalism. Measurement theory, an essential part of quantum mechanics, is discussed in some detail. The book also emphasizes the art of numerical estimates. And, lastly, a large number of problems are presented, some easy, some challenging, but all selected because they are physically interesting. The book is designed for advanced undergraduates or beginning graduate students in physics.

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics Author Albert Messiah
ISBN-10 9780486791661
Release 2014-02-17
Pages 1152
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"Strongly recommended" by the American Journal of Physics, this volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation and scrupulous in its attention to detail, the treatment originally appeared in a two-volume French edition. This convenient single-volume translation begins with formalism and its interpretation, starting with the origins of quantum theory and examinations of matter waves and the Schrödinger equation, one-dimensional quantized systems, the uncertainty relations, and the mathematical framework and physical content of formalism. The second half opens with an exploration of symmetries and invariance, including a consideration of angular momentum, identical particles and the Pauli exclusion principle, invariance and conservation laws, and time reversal. Methods of approximation include those involving stationary perturbations, the equation of motion, variational method, and collision theory. The final chapters review the elements of relativistic quantum mechanics, and each of the two volumes concludes with useful appendixes.

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics Author Leslie E Ballentine
ISBN-10 9789814578608
Release 2014-08-28
Pages 740
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Although there are many textbooks that deal with the formal apparatus of quantum mechanics (QM) and its application to standard problems, none take into account the developments in the foundations of the subject which have taken place in the last few decades. There are specialized treatises on various aspects of the foundations of QM, but none that integrate those topics with the standard material. This book aims to remove that unfortunate dichotomy, which has divorced the practical aspects of the subject from the interpretation and broader implications of the theory. In this edition a new chapter on quantum information is added. As the topic is still in a state of rapid development, a comprehensive treatment is not feasible. The emphasis is on the fundamental principles and some key applications, including quantum cryptography, teleportation of states, and quantum computing. The impact of quantum information theory on the foundations of quantum mechanics is discussed. In addition, there are minor revisions to several chapters. The book is intended primarily as a graduate level textbook, but it will also be of interest to physicists and philosophers who study the foundations of QM. Parts of it can be used by senior undergraduates too.

Basic Training in Mathematics

Basic Training in Mathematics Author R. Shankar
ISBN-10 9781489967985
Release 2013-12-20
Pages 366
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Based on course material used by the author at Yale University, this practical text addresses the widening gap found between the mathematics required for upper-level courses in the physical sciences and the knowledge of incoming students. This superb book offers students an excellent opportunity to strengthen their mathematical skills by solving various problems in differential calculus. By covering material in its simplest form, students can look forward to a smooth entry into any course in the physical sciences.


ISBN-10 9788120336353
Release 2008-11-17
Pages 520
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The Second Edition of this concise and compact text offers students a thorough understanding of the basic principles of quantum mechanics and their applications to various physical and chemical problems. This thoroughly class-texted material aims to bridge the gap between the books which give highly theoretical treatments and the ones which present only the descriptive accounts of quantum mechanics. Every effort has been made to make the book explanatory, exhaustive and student friendly. The text focuses its attention on problem-solving to accelerate the student’s grasp of the basic concepts and their applications. What is new to this Edition : Includes new chapters on Field Quantization and Chemical Bonding. Provides new sections on Rayleigh Scattering and Raman Scattering. Offers additional worked examples and problems illustrating the various concepts involved. This textbook is designed as a textbook for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses in physics and chemistry. Solutions Manual containing the solutions to chapter-end exercises is available for instructors. Solution Manual is available for adopting faculty. Click here to request...

Elementary Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Elementary Molecular Quantum Mechanics Author Valerio Magnasco
ISBN-10 9780444626660
Release 2013-08-07
Pages 1012
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The second edition of Elementary Molecular Quantum Mechanics shows the methods of molecular quantum mechanics for graduate University students of Chemistry and Physics. This readable book teaches in detail the mathematical methods needed to do working applications in molecular quantum mechanics, as a preliminary step before using commercial programmes doing quantum chemistry calculations. This book aims to bridge the gap between the classic Coulson’s Valence, where application of wave mechanical principles to valence theory is presented in a fully non-mathematical way, and McWeeny’s Methods of Molecular Quantum Mechanics, where recent advances in the application of quantum mechanical methods to molecular problems are presented at a research level in a full mathematical way. Many examples and mathematical points are given as problems at the end of each chapter, with a hint for their solution. Solutions are then worked out in detail in the last section of each Chapter. Uses clear and simplified examples to demonstrate the methods of molecular quantum mechanics Simplifies all mathematical formulae for the reader Provides educational training in basic methodology