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Lectures in Quantum Mechanics

A Two-Term Course

Authors: Picasso, Luigi E.

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  • Presents the principles of quantum mechanics in an inductive way
  • Guides the student step by step from the birth of quantum mechanics to the fine-structure levels of heavy atoms
  • Considers numerical outputs and orders of magnitude as the final objectives of the expounded theory
  • Complements the exercises and solutions book "Problems in Quantum Mechanics", by E. d'Emilio, L.E. Picasso
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About this Textbook

Based on a series of university lectures on nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, this textbook covers a wide range of topics, from the birth of quantum mechanics to the fine-structure levels of heavy atoms. The author sets out from the crisis in classical physics and explores the seminal ideas of Einstein, Bohr, and de Broglie and their vital importance for the development of quantum mechanics. There follows a bottom-up presentation of the postulates of quantum mechanics through real experiments (such as those of neutron interferometry), with consideration of their most important consequences, including applications in the field of atomic physics. A final chapter is devoted to the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, and particularly those aspects that are still open and hotly debated, to end up with a mention to Bell's theorem and Aspect's experiments. In presenting the principles of quantum mechanics in an inductive way, this book has already proved very popular with students in its Italian language version.It complements the exercises and solutions book "Problems in Quantum Mechanics", by E. d'Emilio, L.E. Picasso (Springer).

About the authors

Luigi Picasso is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Pisa, Italy. He currently teaches courses on Studies in Mathematics, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, and Complements of Physics. Professor Picasso has numerous publications to his name and together with Emilio d’Emilio he co-authored the Springer book "Problems in Quantum Mechanics with Solutions" (2011).

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“The book offers a good overview on quantum mechanics. Its style is fresh and exact. The explanations are often original, at least in the style. Some material like, for instance, om degeneracy and spatial inversion cannot be found easily in this form in other monographs. One gets the feeling that all this comes directly from the author’s experience in teaching and thoughtful examination of the subject.” (Marek Nowakowski, zbMATH, Vol. 1365.81002, 2017)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lectures in Quantum Mechanics
Book Subtitle
A Two-Term Course
Authors
Series Title
UNITEXT for Physics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22632-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22632-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22631-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37386-7
Series ISSN
2198-7882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 354
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