Brandt, Siegmund, Dahmen, Hans Dieter
4th ed. 2012, XVI, 472 p. 236 illus. in color.
Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
(net)
price for USA
ISBN 978-1-4614-3951-6
digitally watermarked, no DRM
Included Format: PDF and EPUB
download immediately after purchase
Hardcover version
You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.
(net)
price for USA
ISBN 978-1-4614-3950-9
free shipping for individuals worldwide
online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
The aim of this book is to explain the basic concepts and phenomena of quantum mechanics by means of visualization. Computer-generated illustrations in color are used extensively throughout the text, helping to establish the relation between quantum mechanics—wave functions, interference, atomic structure, and so forth—and classical physics—point mechanics, statistical mechanics, and wave optics. Even more important, by studying the pictures in parallel with the text, readers develop an intuition for such notoriously abstract phenomena as
• the tunnel effect
• excitation and decay of metastable states
• wave-packet motion within a well
• systems of distinguishable and indistinguishable particles
• free wave packets and scattering in 3 dimensions
• angular-momentum decomposition
• stationary bound states in various 3-dimensional potentials
• hybrid states
• Kepler motion of wave packets in the Coulomb field
• spin and magnetic resonance
Illustrations from experiments in a variety of fields, including chemistry, and molecular, atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, underline the basic as well as the practical importance of quantum mechanics.
In the present, fourth edition all computer graphics are presented in full color. It also contains additional physics topics such as hybridization.
Praise for Previous Editions
"The book is highly recommended as a complement to any standard textbook in quantum mechanics, but it will also be valuable to all of us who studied quantum mechanics without the pictures." — International Journal of Quantum Chemistry
"This book would be an excellent basis for the study of special topics in a quantum physics course. Most serious students of physics and all of their teachers will want to consider having this orderly and graphic outline of introductory quantum theory at their fingertips." — American Journal of Physics
"Their aim is the presentation of the 'principal ideas of wave mechanics' in such a way that students can build a quantum intuition out of their graphics." — Scientific American
"This is a unique book. It does not provide a complete course in quantum theory, but as a companion work of reference it should be quite useful to students in providing insights into the dynamical structure of the theory." — Nature
Content Level » Upper undergraduate
Keywords » Quantum mechanics and computer graphics - free-wave packers in three dimensions - one-dimensional quantum mechanics - three-dimensional quantum mechanics - undergraduate textbook on quantum mechanics
Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Quantum Physics - Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics
Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Quantum Physics.