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Introductory Quantum Mechanics

A Traditional Approach Emphasizing Connections with Classical Physics

Authors: Berman, Paul

  • Uses software programs such as Mathematica to illustrate results of many calculations
  • Collects problems carefully designed to illustrate and expand upon textual material
  • Contains physically based treatments of such topics as angular momentum and scattering
  • Includes ancillary material on website containing programs that students can use to explore results that are derived in the text
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About this Textbook

This book presents a basic introduction to quantum mechanics. Depending on the choice of topics, it can be used for a one-semester or two-semester course. An attempt has been made to anticipate the conceptual problems students encounter when they first study quantum mechanics. Wherever possible, examples are given to illustrate the underlying physics associated with the mathematical equations of quantum mechanics. To this end, connections are made with corresponding phenomena in classical mechanics and electromagnetism. The problems at the end of each chapter are intended to help students master the course material and to explore more advanced topics. Many calculations exploit the extraordinary capabilities of computer programs such as Mathematica, MatLab, and Maple. Students are urged to use these programs, just as they had been urged to use calculators in the past. The treatment of various topics is rather complete, in that most steps in derivations are included. Several of the chapters go beyond what is traditionally covered in an introductory course. The goal of the presentation is to provide the students with a solid background in quantum mechanics. 

About the authors

Paul R. Berman is a Physics Professor at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. Among topics he is currently investigating are microscopic theories of atom-field interactions in dielectrics, spin squeezing, storing quantum information, light scattering, collective emission, and pedagogical problems in atom-field interactions.

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Berman, Paul R.

    Pages 1-31

  • Mathematical Preliminaries

    Berman, Paul R.

    Pages 33-51

  • Free-Particle Schrödinger Equation: Wave Packets

    Berman, Paul R.

    Pages 53-67

  • Schrödinger’s Equation with Potential Energy: Introduction to Operators

    Berman, Paul R.

    Pages 69-76

  • Postulates and Basic Elements of Quantum Mechanics: Properties of Operators

    Berman, Paul R.

    Pages 77-114

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eBook 53,54 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68598-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 67,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-68596-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introductory Quantum Mechanics
Book Subtitle
A Traditional Approach Emphasizing Connections with Classical Physics
Authors
Series Title
UNITEXT for Physics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68598-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68598-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68596-0
Series ISSN
2198-7882
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 637
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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