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Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics

Computational Quantum Mechanics

Authors: Izaac, Joshua, Wang, Jingbo

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  • Teaches the basis of modern scientific programming – no prior experience required
  • Explains how to solve the Schrodinger equation with numerous hands-on examples
  • Allows you to choose between Fortran or Python (or use both!), with code in both languages provided
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About this Textbook

Quantum mechanics undergraduate courses mostly focus on systems with known analytical solutions; the finite well, simple Harmonic, and spherical potentials. However, most problems in quantum mechanics cannot be solved analytically.

 This textbook introduces the numerical techniques required to tackle problems in quantum mechanics, providing numerous examples en route. No programming knowledge is required – an introduction to both Fortran and Python is included, with code examples throughout.

 With a hands-on approach, numerical techniques covered in this book include differentiation and integration, ordinary and differential equations, linear algebra, and the Fourier transform. By completion of this book, the reader will be armed to solve the Schrödinger equation for arbitrarily complex potentials, and for single and multi-electron systems.


About the authors

Dr. Josh Izaac holds a PhD in Quantum Information and Computation from The University of Western Australia. He has been involved in teaching methods of computational physics and quantum mechanics for the past five years, and currently works as a computational physicist developing photonics-based quantum computing software. A freelance science journalist, his work has also appeared in Science and Australian Geographic.

Professor Jingbo Wang currently leads an active research group at The University of Western Australia, working in the general area of quantum information and computation, in particular quantum walks, quantum simulation, and quantum algorithm development. This textbook evolved out of several lecture courses on Computational Physics, Computational Quantum Mechanics, and Scientific High Performance Computation, which Professor Wang has taught since 2002 at The University of Western Australia.


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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-99929-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computational Quantum Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99930-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99930-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99929-6
Series ISSN
2192-4791
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 494
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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