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Principles of Quantum Mechanics


  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107667839

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  • Originally published in 1937, this book by renowned physicist Alfred Landé aims 'to develop the principles of quantum mechanics on the basis of a few standard observations'. Landé notes that, in contrast with classical mechanics, quantum mechanics is still a relatively young science with some way to go before it is internally consistent. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of physics and quantum mechanics.

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    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107667839
    • length: 132 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.18kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Observation and interpretation
    2. Difficulties of the classical theories
    3. The purpose of quantum theory
    Part I. Elementary Theory of Observation (Principle of Complementarity):
    4. Refraction in inhomogeneous media (force fields)
    5. Scattering of charged rays
    6. Refraction and reflection at a plane
    7. Absolute values of momentum and wave length
    8. Double ray of matter diffracting light waves
    9. Double ray of matter diffracting photons
    10. Microscopic observation of ρ (x) and σ (p)
    11. Complementarity
    12. Mathematical relation between ρ (x) and σ (p) for free particles
    13. General relation between ρ (q) and σ (p)
    14. Crystals
    15. Transition density and transition probability
    16. Resultant values of physical functions
    matrix elements
    17. Pulsating density
    18. General relation between ρ (t) and σ (є)
    19. Transition density
    matrix elements
    Part II. The Principle of Uncertainty:
    20. Optical observation of density in matter packets
    21. Distribution of momenta in matter packets
    22. Mathematical relation between ρ and σ
    23. Causality
    24. Uncertainty
    25. Uncertainty due to optical observation
    26. Dissipation of matter packets
    rays in Wilson Chamber
    27. Density maximum in time
    28. Uncertainty of energy and time
    29. Compton effect
    30. Bothe–Geiger and Compton–Simon experiments
    31. Doppler effect
    Raman effect
    32. Elementary bundles of rays
    33. Jeans' number of degrees of freedom
    34. Uncertainty of electromagnetic field components
    Part III. The Principle of Interference and Schrödinger's equation:
    35. Physical functions
    36. Interference of probabilities for p and q
    37. General interference of probabilities
    38. Differential equations for Ψp (q) and Xq (p)
    39. Differential equation for фβ (q)
    40. The general probability amplitude Φβ' (Q)
    41. Point transformations
    42. General theorem of interference
    43. Conjugate variables
    44. Schrödinger's equation for conservative systems
    45. Schrödinger's equation for non-conservative systems
    46. Pertubation theory
    47. Orthogonality, normalization and Hermitian conjugacy
    48. General matrix elements
    Part IV. The Principle of Correspondence:
    49. Contact transformations in classical mechanics
    50. Point transformations
    51. Contact transformations in quantum mechanics
    52. Constants of motion and angular co-ordinates
    53. Periodic orbits
    54. De Broglie and Schrödinger function
    correspondence to classical mechanics
    55. Packets of probability
    56. Correspondence to hydrodynamics
    57. Motion and scattering of wave packets
    58. Formal correspondence between classical and quantum mechanics
    Part V. Mathematical Appendix: Principle of Invariance:
    59. The general theorem of transformation
    60. Operator calculus
    61. Exchange relations
    three criteria for conjugacy
    62. First method of canonical transformation
    63. Second method of canonical transformation
    64. Proof of the transformation theorem
    65. Invariance of the matrix elements against unitary transformations
    66. Matrix mechanics
    Index of literature
    Index of names and subjects.

  • Author

    Alfred Landé

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