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Quantum Mechanics Demystified

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Publisher Comments:

  • Fun FORMAT makes this complex subject EASY to GRASP
  • SOLUTIONS to typical problems are EXPLAINED in full DETAIL
  • Perfect for SELF-STUDY or CLASS supplement
  • Great for quick REVIEW or help PREPARE for the Physics Qualifying EXAM

LEARN QUANTUM MECHANICS AT WARP SPEED!

Now anyone can master the basics of quantum mechanics — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Quantum Mechanics Demystified, physicist (and student-savvy author) David McMahon provides an effective and illuminating way to learn the essentials of quantum mechanics.

With Quantum Mechanics Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide is filled with solved examples throughout, and offers problems to try at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses. A final exam serves to reinforce concepts covered in the entire book.

This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to --

  • Master serious quantum mechanics in easy-to-follow steps
  • Cut through the jargon and learn how to do quantum mechanics using worked examples
  • Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive final exam
  • Learn about Schrodinger's equation, one dimensional scattering, Hilbert space, and the density operator
  • Find extensive explanations of spin and angular momentum, vector spaces, matrix mechanics, the harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom
  • Perform better on qualifying or placement exams
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Clear enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about advanced physics, Quantum Mechanics Demystified is the best self-teaching tool you can find!

Synopsis:

  • Fun FORMAT makes this complex subject EASY to GRASP
  • SOLUTIONS to typical problems are EXPLAINED in full DETAIL
  • Perfect for SELF-STUDY or CLASS supplement
  • Great for quick REVIEW or help PREPARE for the Physics Qualifying EXAM

LEARN QUANTUM MECHANICS AT WARP SPEED!

Now anyone can master the basics of quantum mechanics — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Quantum Mechanics Demystified, physicist (and student-savvy author) David McMahon provides an effective and illuminating way to learn the essentials of quantum mechanics.

With Quantum Mechanics Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide is filled with solved examples throughout, and offers problems to try at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses. A final exam serves to reinforce concepts covered in the entire book.

This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to --

  • Master serious quantum mechanics in easy-to-follow steps
  • Cut through the jargon and learn how to do quantum mechanics using worked examples
  • Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive final exam
  • Learn about Schrodinger's equation, one dimensional scattering, Hilbert space, and the density operator
  • Find extensive explanations of spin and angular momentum, vector spaces, matrix mechanics, the harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom
  • Perform better on qualifying or placement exams
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Clear enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about advanced physics, Quantum Mechanics Demystified is the best self-teaching tool you can find!

About the Author

David McMahon (Albuquerque, NM) works as a researcher in the national labs on nuclear energy. He has advanced degrees in physics and applied mathematics and has written several titles for McGraw-Hill.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 1: Historical Review

Chapter 2: Basic Developments

Chapter 3: The Time Independent Schrodinger Equation

Chapter 4: An Introduction to State Space

Chapter 5: The Mathematical Structure of Quantum Mechanics I

Chapter 6: The Mathematical Structure of Quantum Mechanics II

Chapter 7: The Mathematical Structure of Quantum Mechanics III

Chapter 8: The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Chapter 9: The Harmonic Oscillator

Chapter 10: Angular Momentum

Chapter 11: Spin-1/2 Systems

Chapter 12: Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions

FINAL EXAM

ANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONS

REFERENCES

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071455466
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Subject:
Physics
Author:
McMahon, David
Subject:
Engineering - General
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Quantum theory
Subject:
Technology-Engineering - General
Subject:
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Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Copyright:
Series:
Demystified
Publication Date:
November 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
393
Dimensions:
9.24x7.42x.78 in. 1.26 lbs.

Related Subjects

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  • Fun FORMAT makes this complex subject EASY to GRASP
  • SOLUTIONS to typical problems are EXPLAINED in full DETAIL
  • Perfect for SELF-STUDY or CLASS supplement
  • Great for quick REVIEW or help PREPARE for the Physics Qualifying EXAM

LEARN QUANTUM MECHANICS AT WARP SPEED!

Now anyone can master the basics of quantum mechanics — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Quantum Mechanics Demystified, physicist (and student-savvy author) David McMahon provides an effective and illuminating way to learn the essentials of quantum mechanics.

With Quantum Mechanics Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide is filled with solved examples throughout, and offers problems to try at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses. A final exam serves to reinforce concepts covered in the entire book.

This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to --

  • Master serious quantum mechanics in easy-to-follow steps
  • Cut through the jargon and learn how to do quantum mechanics using worked examples
  • Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive final exam
  • Learn about Schrodinger's equation, one dimensional scattering, Hilbert space, and the density operator
  • Find extensive explanations of spin and angular momentum, vector spaces, matrix mechanics, the harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom
  • Perform better on qualifying or placement exams
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Clear enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about advanced physics, Quantum Mechanics Demystified is the best self-teaching tool you can find!

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