Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Quantum Mechanics for Pedestrians 2: Applications and Extensions

Authors: Pade, Jochen

  • Written by an experienced lecturer with a great insight into and understanding of quantum mechanics, and a gift for explaining it
  • Combines the standard topics with new knowledge and developments, such as quantum information and neutrino oscillation
  • Discusses further advanced topics in the appendix, including many exercises with solutions
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The two-volume textbook Quantum Mechanics for Pedestrians provides an introduction to the basics of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. Originally written as a course for students of science education, the book addresses all those science students and others who are looking for a reasonably simple, fresh and modern introduction to the field. 
The basic principles of quantum mechanics are presented in the first volume. This second volume discusses applications and extensions to more complex problems. In addition to topics traditionally dealt with in quantum mechanics texts, such as symmetries or many-body problems, here also issues of current interest such as entanglement, Bell's inequalities, decoherence and various aspects of quantum information are treated in detail. Furthermore, questions of the basis of quantum mechanics and epistemological issues are discussed explicitly; these are relevant e.g. to the realism debate. A chapter on the interpretations of quantum mechanics completes this volume. 
The necessary mathematical tools are introduced step by step; in the appendix, the most relevant mathematics is compiled in compact form. More advanced topics such as the Lenz vector, Hardy's experiment and Shor's algorithm are treated in more detail in the appendix. As an essential aid to learning and teaching, 130 exercises are included, most of them with their solutions.

About the authors

Jochen Pade studied physics in Freiburg (Germany), where he received his PhD in theoretical physics in 1978. Since 1980, he has been a lecturer at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany). His research interests are: Theoretical physics, didactics and popularisation of science.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Mechanics for Pedestrians 2: Applications and Extensions
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00813-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00813-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00812-7
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 482
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original German edition Quantenmechanik zu Fuß 2 published by Springer-Verlag, 2012
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