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An Introduction to Quantum Theory (Oxford Graduate Texts in Mathematics)by Keith Hannabuss
Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:This book provides an introduction to quantum theory, primarily for mathematics students. It assumes a knowledge of basic algebra and elementary group theory, with little or no familiarity with more advanced topics. Although it takes a traditional approach, the book exploits ideas of linear algebra and points out some of the mathematical subtleties of the theory. It also covers such topics as Bell's inequalities and coherent and squeezed states, and introduces group representation theory, algebraic quantum theory, and quantum statistical mechanics. Later chapters discuss relativistic wave equations and elementary particle symmetries from a grouptheoretical standpoint.
Book News Annotation:Employment of algebraic techniques and other topics studied in core mathematics courses enables the formalism of quantum mechanics to be developed in a more thorough way than is usually encountered. This approach also permits the inclusion of some less traditional, more advanced topics such as Bell's inequalities, coherent and squeezed states, and introductions to group representation theory, algebraic quantum theory, and quantum statistical mechanics. Later chapters discuss relativistic wave equations and elementary particle symmetrics from a grouptheoretical standpoint, rather than the customer Lie algebraic approach.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Synopsis:This text provides an introduction to quantum theory primarily for students of mathematics. The approach is mainly traditional although less traditional topics such as Bell's inequalities are also covered. The book assumes a knowledge of basic linear algebra and elementary group theory.
Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 354355) and index.
Table of ContentsPreface
Introduction Wave mechanics Quadratic and linear potentials The hydrogen atom Scattering and tunnelling The mathematical structure of quantum theory The commutation relations Angular momentum Symmetry in quantum theory Measurements and paradoxes Alternative formulations of quantum theory Stationary perturbation theory Iterative perturbation theory Variational methods The semiclassical approximation Systems of several particles Relativistic wave equation Dirac particles in electromagnetic fields Symmetries of elementary particles A review of linear algebra and groups Open systems What Our Readers Are SayingBe the first to add a comment for a chance to win!Product Details
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