Synopses & Reviews
This book gives a comprehensive introduction to modern quantum mechanics, emphasising the underlying Hilbert space theory and generalised function theory. All the major modern techniques and approaches used in quantum mechanics are introduced, such as Berry phase, coherent and squeezed states, quantum computing, solitons and quantum mechanics. Audience: The book is suitable for graduate students in physics and mathematics.
Synopsis
This book provides an introduction to Hilbert space theory, Fourier transform and wavelets, linear operators, generalized functions and quantum mechanics. Although quantum mechanics has been developed between 1925 and 1930 in the last twenty years a large number of new aspect and techniques have been introduced. The book also covers these new fields in quantum mechanics. In quantum mechanics the basic mathematical tools are the theory of Hilbert spaces, the theory of linear operators, the theory of generalized functions and Lebesgue inte- gration theory. Many excellent textbooks have been written on Hilbert space theory and linear operators in Hilbert spaces. Comprehensive surveys of this subject are given by Weidmann 68], Prugovecki 47], Yosida 69], Kato 31], Richtmyer 49], Sewell 54] and others. The theory of generalized functions is also well covered in good textbooks (Gelfand and Shilov 25], Vladimirov 67]. Furthermore numerous textbooks on quantum mechanics exist (Dirac 17], Landau and Lifshitz 36], Mes- siah 41], Gasiorowicz 24], Schiff 51], Eder 18] and others). Besides these books there are several problem books on quantum mechanics (Fliigge 22], Constantinescu and Magyari 15], ter Haar 64], Mavromatis 39], Steeb 59], Steeb 60], Steeb 61]) and others). Computer algebra implementations of quantum mechanical problems are described by Steeb 59]. Unfortunately, many standard textbooks on quantum mechanics neglect the math- ematical background. The basic mathematical tools to understand quantum me- chanics should be fully integrated into an education in quantum mechanics.
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-229) and index.
Table of Contents
List of Symbols. Preface. 1. Hilbert Spaces. 2. Fourier Transform and Wavelets. 3. Linear Operators in Hilbert Spaces. 4. Generalized Functions. 5. Classical Mechanics and Hamilton Systems. 6. Postulates of Quantum Mechanics. 7. Interaction Picture. 8. Eigenvalue Problem. 9. Spin Matrices and Kronecker Product. 10. Parity and Group Theory. 11. Uncertainty Relation. 12. Harmonic Oscillator. 13. Coherent and Squeezed States. 14. Angular Momentum and Lie Algebras. 15. Two-Body Bound State Problem. 16. One-Dimensional Scattering. 17. Solitons and Quantum Mechanics. 18. Perturbation Theory. 19. Helium Atom. 20. Potential Scattering. 21. Berry Phase. 12. Measurement and Quantum States. 13. Quantum Computing. 24. Lebesgue Integration and Stieltjes Integral. Bibliography. Index.