Synopses & Reviews
Quantum Mechanics - An Introduction lays the foundations for the rest of the course on advanced quantum mechanics and field theory. Starting from black-body radiation, the photoelectric effect, and wave-particle duality, Greiner goes on to discuss the uncertainty relations, spin, and many-body systems; he includes applications to the hydrogen atom and the Stern-Gerlach and Einstein-de Haas experiments. The mathematics of representation theory, S matrices, perturbation theory, eigenvalue problems, and hypergeometric differential equations are presented in detail, with 84 fully and carefully worked examples and exercises to consolidate the material. This fourth edition has been revised and makes the book up-to-date again.
Greiner's famous textbook series in quantum mechanics uses a worked-example approach that makes each book ideal for reviewing examinations or as supplementary problem books for undergraduate and graduate students. Fully revised and updated.
"This book gives a solid understanding of the basic concepts and results of quantum mechanics including the historical background and philosophical questions...Many worked examples serve to illustrate the material while biographical and historical footnotes round off the content." Zentralblatt MATH
Table of Contents
The Quantization of Physical Quantities.- The Radiation Laws.- Wave Aspects of Matter.- Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics I.- Mathematical Supplement.- The Schrödinger Equation.- The Harmonic Oscillator.- The Transition from Classical to Quantum Mechanics.- Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields.- The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics II.- Perturbation Theory.- Spin.- A Nonrelativistic Wave Equation with Spin.- Elementary Aspects of the Quantum-Mechanical Man-Body Problem.- Identical Particles.- The Formal Framework of Quantum Mechanics.- Conceptual and Philosophical Problems of Quantum Mechanics.- Subject Index.