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Gives a step-by-step derivation of the physical basis of quantum mechanics without using complex mathematics
Provides a close linking of experiment and theory
Describes most modern experiments related to nanoscience and to the foundation of quantum theory
Provides appendices describing the preparation of nanostructures and the importance of interface physics for nanoscience
Contains more than 40 problems to deepen the understanding
English language version of a successful German textbook
The book deals with all essential aspects of non-relativistic quantum physics up to the quantization of fields. In contrast to common textbooks of quantum mechanics, modern experiments are described both for the purpose of foundation of the theory and in relation to recent applications. In this respect applications to nano-electronics as well as the realization of quantum-bits are presented and discussed. Furthermore, links are made to other important research fields and applications, such as elementary particle physics, solid state physics and nuclear magnetic resonance tomography in medicine. Even though the representation of the topics is largely performed in terms of Dirac´s bra-ket notation and by use of commutator algebra, the concrete description of the physical basis and the corresponding theoretical concepts are emphasized. Because of little requirement of complex mathematics, the book is suitable as an introduction into quantum physics, not only for physicists but also for chemists, biologists, engineers, computer scientists and even for philosophers as far as they are interested in natural philosophy and epistomology.
Content Level »Upper undergraduate
Keywords »Field Quantization - Non-relativistic Quantum Physics - Non-relativistic Quantum Physics Textbook - Particle-Wave Duality - Quantization of Fields - Quantum Fields - Quantum Information - Quantum States in Hilbert Space - Spin and Particle Categories - Superposition and Entanglement