Synopses & Reviews
- 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 is a Microsoft Certified Visual Basic developer. He writes object-oriented software and hardware drivers for Windows NT and 95/98 using Visual Basic and Visual C++. He is also a Microsoft Certification instructor for Visual Basic and Microsoft Access.
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