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Quantum Mechanics with Basic Field Theory

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  • Date Published: December 2009
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521877602

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  • This textbook covers, step-by-step, important topics in quantum mechanics, from traditional subjects like bound states, perturbation theory and scattering, to more current topics such as coherent states, quantum Hall effect, spontaneous symmetry breaking, superconductivity, and basic quantum electrodynamics with radiative corrections. The large number of diverse topics are covered in concise, highly focused chapters, and are explained in simple but mathematically rigorous ways. Derivations of results and formula are carried out from beginning to end, without leaving students to complete them. With over 200 exercises to aid understanding of the subject, this textbook provides a thorough grounding for students planning to enter research in physics. Several exercises are solved in the text, and password-protected solutions for remaining exercises are available to instructors at

    • Diverse topics are covered in logical order through concise, highly focused chapters
    • Topics are explained in simple but mathematically rigorous ways
    • Derivations of results and formulae are carried out from beginning to end, without leaving students to complete them
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    “Quantum Mechanics with Basic Field Theory is an innovative textbook for a two semester graduate course that provides an excellent coverage of the fundamentals interspersed with their relevance to striking modern discoveries. As an expert quantum theorist, Desai has succeeded in providing a student-friendly exposition that is enhanced by exciting topics such as superconductivity, spontaneous symmetry breaking, and neutrino oscillations.”
    Vernon Barger, J. H. Van Vleck and Vilas Professor of Physics and Director of the Institute of Elementary Particle Physics, University of Wisconsin

    “As a professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, I found this book amazingly easy and refreshing to read and understand... I believe today’s students and teachers will benefit from studying the systematic and well-designed approach in this comprehensive text of quantum mechanics with basic field theory. The diverse subjects are illustrated in a simple but elegant way throughout this book. It is an ideal textbook to learn basic and advanced topics in quantum mechanics. I strongly recommend this book to graduate students and researchers interested in basic and applied research in physics including radiation in coherent and non-coherent states, high energy particles, quantum Hall effects, super conductivity, quantum electrodynamics, and nano-photonics and optoelectronics.”
    Gee-Kung Chang, Byers Eminent Scholar Chair Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    "I recommend this outstanding book for the following reasons: It is a theoretical physics graduate textbook for a yearlong course that is concise, clearly written and self-contained."
    Barry R. Masters for Optics & Photonics News

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521877602
    • length: 858 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 195 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.96kg
    • contains: 230 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Basic formalism
    2. Fundamental commutator and time evolution of state vectors and operators
    3. Dynamical equations
    4. Free particles
    5. Particles with spin 1/2
    6. Gauge invariance, angular momentum and spin
    7. Stern-Gerlach experiments
    8. Some exactly solvable bound state problems
    9. Harmonic oscillator
    10. Coherent states
    11. Two-dimensional isotropic harmonic oscillator
    12. Landau levels and quantum Hall effect
    13. Two-level problems
    14. Spin 1/2 systems in the presence of magnetic field
    15. Oscillation and regeneration in neutrino and neutral K-mesons as two-level systems
    16. Time-independent perturbation for bound states
    17. Time-dependent perturbation
    18. Interaction of charged particles and radiation in perturbation theory
    19. Scattering in one dimension
    20. Scattering in three dimensions - a formal theory
    21. Partial wave amplitudes and phase shifts
    22. Analytic structure of the S-matrix
    23. Poles of the Green's function and composite systems
    24. Approximation methods for bound states and scattering
    25. Lagrangian method and Feynman path integrals
    26. Rotations and angular momentum
    27. Symmetry in quantum mechanics and symmetry groups
    28. Addition of angular momenta
    29. Irreducible tensors and Wigner-Eckart theorem
    30. Entangled states
    31. Special theory of relativity: Klein Gordon and Maxwell's equation
    32. Klein Gordon and Maxwell's equation
    33. Dirac equation
    34. Dirac equation in the presence of spherically symmetric potentials
    35. Dirac equation in a relativistically invariant form
    36. Interaction of Dirac particle with electromagnetic field
    37. Multiparticle systems and second quantization
    38. Interactions of electrons and phonons in condensed matter
    39. Superconductivity
    40. Bose Einstein condensation and superfluidity
    41. Lagrangian formulation of classical fields
    42. Spontaneous symmetry breaking
    43. Basic quantum electrodynamics and Feynman diagrams
    44. Radiative corrections
    45. Anomalous magnetic moment and Lamb shift

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    Bipin R. Desai, University of California, Riverside
    Bipin R. Desai is a Professor of Physics at University of California, Riverside where he does research in elementary particle theory. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley. He was a visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK, and has held research positions at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, and CEN, Saclay, France. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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