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This superb text by David Bohm, formerly Princeton University and Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics at Birkbeck College, University of London, provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts that have evolved outside and beyond classical theory. Although it presents the main ideas of quantum theory essentially in nonmathematical terms, it follows these with a broad range of specific applications that are worked out in considerable mathematical detail.

Addressed primarily to advanced undergraduate students, the text begins with a study of the physical formulation of the quantum theory, from its origin and early development through an analysis of wave vs. particle properties of matter. In Part II, Professor Bohm addresses the mathematical formulation of the quantum theory, examining wave functions, operators, Schrödinger's equation, fluctuations, correlations, and eigenfunctions.

Part III takes up applications to simple systems and further extensions of quantum theory formulation, including matrix formulation and spin and angular momentum. Parts IV and V explore the methods of approximate solution of Schrödinger's equation and the theory of scattering. In Part VI, the process of measurement is examined along with the relationship between quantum and classical concepts.

Throughout the text, Professor Bohm places strong emphasis on showing how the quantum theory can be developed in a natural way, starting from the previously existing classical theory and going step by step through the experimental facts and theoretical lines of reasoning which led to replacement of the classical theory by the quantum theory.

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This advanced undergraduate-level text provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts outside classical theory. A broad range of specific applications follows, worked out in considerable mathematical detail. Also included: an examination of the relation

Synopsis:

This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.

Synopsis:

This advanced undergraduate-level text provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts outside classical theory. A broad range of specific applications follows, worked out in considerable mathematical detail. Also included: an examination of the relationship between quantum and classical concepts. Preface. Index.

Table of Contents

Part I Physical formulation of the quantum theory

  1. The origin of the quantum theory

  2. Further developments of the early quantum theory

  3. Wave packets and De Broglie waves

  4. The definition of probabilities

  5. The uncertainty principle

  6. Wave vs. particle properties of matter

  7. Summary of quantum concepts introduced

  8. An attempt to build a physical picture of the quantum nature of matter

Part II Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory

  9. Wave functions, operators, and Schrödinger's equation

  10. Fluctuations, correlations, and eigenfunctions

Part III Applications to simple systems. Further extension of quantum theory formulation

  11. Solutions of wave equations for square potentials

  12. The classical limit of quantum theory. The WKB approximation

  13. The harmonic oscillator

  14. Angular momentum and the three-dimensional wave equation

  15. Solution of radial equation, the hydrogen atom, the effect of a magnetic field

  16. Matrix formulation of quantum theory

  17. Spin and angular momentum

Part IV Methods of approximate solution of Schrödinger's equation

  18. Perturbation theory, time-dependent and time-independent

  19. Degenerate perturbations

  20. Sudden and adiabatic approximations

Part V Theory of scattering

  21. Theory of scattering

Part VI Quantum theory of the process of measurement

  22. Quantum theory of the process of measurement

  23. Relationship between quantum and classical concepts

  Index

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486659695
Author:
Bohm, David
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Bohm
Author:
Physics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on Physics
Series Volume:
9. Sezione inglese
Publication Date:
19890531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
655
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.58 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This advanced undergraduate-level text provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts outside classical theory. A broad range of specific applications follows, worked out in considerable mathematical detail. Also included: an examination of the relation
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This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.
"Synopsis" by ,
This advanced undergraduate-level text provides a formulation of the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts outside classical theory. A broad range of specific applications follows, worked out in considerable mathematical detail. Also included: an examination of the relationship between quantum and classical concepts. Preface. Index.

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