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Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics (Dover Books on Mathematics)by George Whitelaw Mackey
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:Designed for students familiar with abstract mathematical concepts but possessing little knowledge of physics, this text focuses on generality and careful formulation rather than problemsolving. Its author, a member of the distinguished National Academy of Science, based this graduatelevel text on the course he taught at Harvard University. Opening chapters on classical mechanics examine the laws of particle mechanics; generalized coordinates and differentiable manifolds; oscillations, waves, and Hilbert space; and statistical mechanics. A survey of quantum mechanics covers the old quantum theory; the quantummechanical substitute for phase space; quantum dynamics and the Schrödinger equation; the canonical "quantization" of a classical system; some elementary examples and original discoveries by Schrödinger and Heisenberg; generalized coordinates; linear systems and the quantization of the electromagnetic field; and quantumstatistical mechanics. The final section on group theory and quantum mechanics of the atom explores basic notions in the theory of group representations; perturbations and the group theoretical classification of eigenvalues; spherical symmetry and spin; and the nelectron atom and the Pauli exclusion principle. Book News Annotation:<:st> Written for students familiar with abstract mathematical concepts but possessing little knowledge of physics, this text focuses on careful formulation rather than problemsolving. All physical concepts used are defined in mathematical terms and in basic terms of space and time. This is an unabridged republication of the edition published by W. A. Benjamin, Inc., New York, 1963. A previous edition of the book was cited in Books for College Libraries, 3d ed.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Synopsis:This graduatelevel text introduces fundamentals of classical mechanics; surveys basics of quantum mechanics; and concludes with a look at group theory and quantum mechanics of the atom. 1963 edition. Synopsis:This graduatelevel text introduces fundamentals of classical mechanics; surveys basics of quantum mechanics; and concludes with a look at group theory and quantum mechanics of the atom. 1963 edition. Table of Contents1. Classical Mechanics.
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