Synopses & Reviews
This book first teaches learners how to "do" quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it "means." Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory presented, and special techniques developed for attacking realistic problems. The book's two-part coverage organizes topics under basic theory, and assembles an arsenal of approximation schemes with illustrative applications.
This best-selling quantum mechanics book includes:
- Completely rewritten chapter on the formalism of quantum mechanics (chapter 3)
- Streamlines the treatment for more effective instructor presentation and student comprehension.
- Many added problems and worked examples. Introduces students to computer-based material using Mathematica
- Concise yet comprehensive presentation. Avoids the temptation to include every possible relevant topic, in order to give students a complete treatment that is not oppressively long.
- Straightforward writing style — entertains and informs without intimidating.
- Presents students with material that they can easily focus on — with few distractions and diversions.
- Computer-based problems, using Mathematica, have been added to the second edition.
Synopsis
This book first teaches learners how to do quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it means. Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory presented, and special techniques developed for attacking realistic problems. The book¿s two-part coverage organizes topics under basic theory, and assembles an arsenal of approximation schemes with illustrative applications. For physicists and engineers.
Table of Contents
I. THEORY. 1. The Wave Function. 2. The Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation.
3. Formalism.
4. Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions.
5. Identical Particles.
II. APPLICATIONS. 6. Time-Independent Perturbation Theory.
7. The Variational Principles.
8. The WKB Approximation.
9. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory.
10. The Adiabatic Approximation.
11. Scattering.
Afterword.
Index.