Synopses & Reviews
Provides comprehensive coverage of all the fundamentals of quantum physics. Full mathematical treatments are given. Uses examples from different areas of physics to demonstrate how theories work in practice. Text derived from lectures delivered at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
This book covers the fundamentals of quantum physics through the Coulomb theory of the hydrogen atom, a semi-quantitative analysis of the helium atom, and a qualitative description of the build up of the periodic table, ending with a discussion of radiation by atoms. The emphasis is on the underpinnings of quantum mechanics.