Quantum Mathematical Physics
Atoms, Molecules and Large Systems
Authors: Thirring, Walter
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This book is a new edition of Volumes 3 and 4 of Walter Thirring's famous textbook on mathematical physics. The first part is devoted to quantum mechanics and especially to its applications to scattering theory, atoms and molecules. The second part deals with quantum statistical mechanics examining fundamental concepts like entropy, ergodicity and thermodynamic functions. The author builds on an axiomatic basis and uses tools from functional analysis: bounded and unbounded operators on Hilbert space, operator algebras etc. Mathematics is shown to explain the axioms in depth and to provide the right tool for testing numerical data in experiments.
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From the reviews of the second edition:
"Just as the general theory of relativity leads to many new mathematical advances and applications, the same is true of quantum mechanics. It is these mathematical advances that are the topic of this extensive volume, a volume which also delineates how these advances made possible the difficult transition from understanding hydrogen to understanding complex atoms, molecules, and ‘large systems’. As such this volume will serve as an excellent source book for the mathematical basis of the many recent advances in quantum mechanics. It will also serve as an excellent text book for an advanced course in either quantum physics or applied mathematics." (Physicalia, 25/3, 2003)
"This work is written uncompromisingly for the mathematical physicist … . Thirring writes concisely but with a clarity that makes the book easy to read. … There are extensive bibliographies, with references mostly to articles in journals … . There are copious problems and–even betterall the solutions. … the volume would make a valuable addition to the library of … a mathematical physicist." (Prof. A.I. Solomon, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 46 (4), 2005)
"This volume will serve as an excellent source book for the mathematical basis of the many recent advances in quantum mechanics. It will also serve as an excellent textbook … . Each chapter is chock full of mathematical derivations and proofs but perhaps the most interesting part of each proof is the following section entitled ‘Remarks’ sections which are full of interesting details, ideas, drawbacks, comments, and references. … As is usually the case with SpringerVerlag, this book has been beautifully produced … ." (Fernande Grandjean and Gary J. Long, Physicalia, Vol. 25 (3), 2003)
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 Bibliographic Information

 Book Title
 Quantum Mathematical Physics
 Book Subtitle
 Atoms, Molecules and Large Systems
 Authors

 Walter Thirring
 Translated by
 Harrell, E.M.
 Copyright
 2002
 Publisher
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
 Copyright Holder
 SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
 eBook ISBN
 9783662050088
 DOI
 10.1007/9783662050088
 Hardcover ISBN
 9783540430780
 Softcover ISBN
 9783642077111
 Edition Number
 2
 Number of Pages
 XVI, 592
 Additional Information
 Originally published by Springer Verlag Wien
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