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Graduate Texts in Physics

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

With Problems, Exercises and their Solutions

Authors: Basdevant, Jean-Louis

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  • Now includes numerous problems with detailed solutions, an introduction to the mathematical tools needed and further discussion of modern applications of quantum mechanics
  • Written in an engaging style, places Quantum Mechanics in a broader physics context
  • Contains a breathtaking array of examples and anecdotes
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About this Textbook

The new edition of this remarkable text offers the reader a conceptually strong introduction to quantum mechanics, but goes beyond this to present a fascinating tour of modern theoretical physics. Beautifully illustrated and engagingly written, it starts with a brief overview of diverse topics across physics including nanotechnology, statistical physics, materials science, astrophysics, and cosmology.

The core of the book covers both established and emerging aspects of quantum mechanics. A concise introduction to traditional quantum mechanics covers the Schrödinger equation, Hilbert space, the algebra of observables, hydrogen atom, spin and Pauli principle. Modern features of the field are presented by exploring entangled states, Bell's inequality, quantum cryptography, quantum teleportation and quantum mechanics in the universe. This new edition has been enchanced through the addition of numerous problems with detailed solutions, an introduction to the mathematical tools needed and expanded discussion of the state-of-the-art in applications of quantum mechanics.

Reviews of the 1st Edition:

“This stimulating book on quantum mechanics documents many of the lively introduetory lectures given by Jean-Louis Basdevant during the past 25 years...written in a very engaging manner with regular mention of interesting applications and events and personages in the history of quantum mechanics…An insightful discussion is given of the methodology involved in the construction of quantum theory…” (Howard E. Brandt, Mathematical Reviews)

"The strength of the book lies in Basdevant’s obvious talent as a lecturer. He is engaging and interesting and uses a wide variety of examples and sources. … These are interesting lectures and would be useful to anyone interested in an advanced introduction, or a review, of the topic." (E. Kincanon, CHOICE)

"This textbook presents theoretical physics with a breathtaking array of examples and anecdotes. The author’s style is clear and stimulating, in the manner of a brisk classroom lecture that students can follow with ease and enjoyment. The book is written in physical language, without the excessive mathematics." (Vladimir Dzhunushaliev, Zentralblatt MATH)

About the authors

A graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Jean-Louis Basdevant is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at the Ecole Polytechnique, and Director of Research for the CNRS. Specializing in the theoretical physics of elementary particles, quantum field theory and astrophysics, Prof. Basdevant works in the Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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eBook 67,82 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
Book Subtitle
With Problems, Exercises and their Solutions
Authors
Series Title
Graduate Texts in Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43479-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43479-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43478-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82836-7
Series ISSN
1868-4513
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 501
Number of Illustrations
122 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Vuibert, Paris, France, 2005
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