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A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics

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A textbook for an upper-division course in quantum mechanics, primarily for students who have completed a course in modern physics that includes an introduction to quantum mechanics in the form of one- dimensional wave mechanics. Assuming such a course has taken care of the historical aspects, Townsend (physics, Harry Mudd College, Claremont, California) introduces the fundamentals through a detailed discussion of the physics of intrinsic spin. That way, students can deal with something interesting while bypassing the mathematics of wave mechanics.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

  1. Stern-Gerlach experiments
  2. Rotation of basis states and matrix mechanics
  3. Angular momentum
  4. Time evolution
  5. A system of two spin-1/2 particles
  6. Wave mechanics in one dimension
  7. The one-dimensional harmonic oscillator
  8. Path integrals
  9. Translational and rotational symmetry in the two-body problem
  10. Bound states of central potentials
  11. Time-independent pertubations
  12. Identical particles
  13. Scattering
  14. Photons and atoms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781891389139
Author:
Townsend, John S.
Publisher:
University Science Books
Location:
Sausalito, Calif.
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
122
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
497
Dimensions:
9.43x6.23x1.11 in. 1.83 lbs.

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