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An Introduction to Quantum Theory

An Introduction to Quantum Theory

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  • Date Published: December 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521598415

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  • Underpinning the axiomatic formulation of quantum theory presented in this undergraduate textbook is a review of early experiments, a comparison of classical and quantal terminology, a Schroedinger-equation treatment of the one-dimensional quantum box, and a survey of relevant mathematics. Among the many concepts comprehensively discussed are: operators; state vectors and wave functions; experimental observables; classical/quantal connections; and symmetry properties. The theory is applied to a wide variety of systems including the non-relativistic H-atom, external electromagnetic fields, and spin. Collisions are described using wave packets. Various time-dependent and time-independent approximations are discussed; applications include electromagnetic transition rates and corrections to the H-atom energies. The final chapter deals with identical-particle symmetries and their application to the He atom, the Periodic Table and diatomic molecules.

    • Includes discussion of recent developments
    • Contains a very large number of figures and exercises
    • Covers background material, terminology and all relevant mathematics
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    '… [a] sound reliable text, suitable for students with the appropriate abilities and background.' Alastair Rae, The Times Higher Education Supplement

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    • Date Published: December 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521598415
    • length: 808 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 41 mm
    • weight: 1.26kg
    • contains: 163 b/w illus. 20 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Introductory:
    1. The need for a non-classical description of microscopic phenomena
    2. Classical concepts and quantal inequivalencies
    3. Introducing quantum mechanics: a comparison of the classical stretched string and the quantal box
    4. Mathematical background
    Part II. The Central Concepts:
    5. The postulates of quantum mechanics
    6. Applications of the postulates: bound states in one dimension
    7. Applications of the postulates: continuum states in one dimension
    8. Quantal/classical connections
    9. Commuting operators, quantum numbers, symmetry properties
    Part III. Systems with Few Degrees of Freedom:
    10. Orbital angular momentum
    11. Two-particle systems, potential-well bound state problems
    12. Electromagnetic fields
    13. Intrinsic spin, two-state systems
    14. Generalized angular momentum and the coupling of angular momenta
    15. Three-dimensional continuum states/scattering
    Part IV. Complex Systems:
    16. Time-dependent approximation methods
    17. Time-independent approximation methods
    18. Many degrees of freedom: atoms and molecules
    Appendix A. Elements of probability theory
    Appendix B. Fourier series and integrals
    Appendix C. Solution of Legendre's equation
    Appendix D. Fundamental and derived quantities, conversion factors
    References.

  • Author

    F. S. Levin, Brown University, Rhode Island
    F. S. Levin received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his Ph.D. from University of Maryland. Following post-doctoral positions at Rice University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Author-ity, he accepted an appointment in the Physics Department at Brown University, where he remained for 31 years until his retirement in 1998.

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