Interactive Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Experiments on the Computer

Authors: Brandt, Siegmund, Dahmen, Hans Dieter, Stroh, Tilo

  • Allows students to perform their own computer-based quantum physics experiments in vivid, 3Dgraphics
  • Provides a vaster-reaching scope of physics, the addition of a movie-generating feature, and an increased quantity of examples, compared to the 1st edition
  • Illustrates quantum-mechanical phenomena with an innovative, "hands-on" computer program containing over 300 exercises and solutions
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INTERACTIVE QUANTUM MECHANICS allows students to perform their own quantum-physics experiments on their computer, in vivid 3D color graphics. Topics covered include:
•        harmonic waves and wave packets,
•        free particles as well as bound states and scattering in various potentials in one and three dimensions (both stationary and time dependent),
•        two-particle systems, coupled harmonic oscillators,
•        distinguishable and indistinguishable particles,
•        coherent and squeezed states in time-dependent motion,
•        quantized angular momentum,
•        spin and magnetic resonance,
•        hybridization.
For the present edition the physics scope has been widened appreciably. Moreover, INTERQUANTA can now produce user-defined movies of quantum-mechanical situations. Movies can be viewed directly and also be saved to be shown later in any browser.
Sections on special functions of mathematical physics, coordinate systems and units, over 300 class-tested problems with hints for solutions, and a complete user’s guide to the INTERQUANTA program are also included.
No programming or computer experience is needed to use INTERQUANTA. Its Java™-based interface is as simple to use as surfing the Internet. Features of the INTERQUANTA program include:
•        easy-to-use interface allowing fast change of physics parameters,
•        demonstrations for each chapter illustrating new physical concepts and features of INTERQUANTA,
•        electronic help files guiding users through the program,
•        simple printing of user-produced graphics.
INTERQUANTA runs on:
•        personal computers under Windows® and Linux,
•        Macintosh computers under Mac OS X.(INTERQUANTA was tested on 32-bit systems under Windows® 98, NT, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and 7, under Linux Kernel 2.6.13, and under Mac OS X 10.4.11 for PowerPC and x86 processors. On 64-bit systems it was tested under Windows 7, Linux Kernel 2.6.28, and Mac OS X 10.6.4 for x86_64 processors.)
INTERQUANTA’s virtual “quantum mechanics laboratory” is a uniquely innovative approach to this important but abstract field of physics, and will benefit any student of quantum mechanics.

About the authors

Dr. Siegmund Brandt is Professor Emeritus of Physics and Dr. Hans Dieter Dahmen is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at the University of Siegen. Their fields of research are the experimental and theoretical physics of elementary particles, respectively. They are joint authors of several textbooks, among them �The Picture Book of Quantum Mechanics� (3rd edition, Springer, 2001). Dr. Tilo Stroh took his Ph.D. with a thesis on computation quantum mechanics under Hans Dahmen.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Brandt, Siegmund (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Free Particle Motion in One Dimension

    Brandt, Siegmund (et al.)

    Pages 5-31

  • Bound States in One Dimension

    Brandt, Siegmund (et al.)

    Pages 32-62

  • Scattering in One Dimension

    Brandt, Siegmund (et al.)

    Pages 63-121

  • A Two-Particle System: Coupled Harmonic Oscillators

    Brandt, Siegmund (et al.)

    Pages 122-137

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eBook $69.99
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-7423-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interactive Quantum Mechanics
Book Subtitle
Quantum Experiments on the Computer
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7424-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7424-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7423-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XV, 379
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