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Advanced Texts in Physics

Quantum Mechanics

A Modern and Concise Introductory Course

Authors: Bes, Daniel

  • Excellent didactic introduction to the essential principles
  • Treats recent concepts such as entanglement and decoherence
  • Gives background needed to understand quantum cryptography, teleportation and computation
  • Especially suitable for introducing the spin
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About this Textbook

By systematically covering both the Heisenberg and Schrödinger realizations, the book emphasizes the essential principles of quantum mechanics, which remain hidden within the usual derivations of the wave equation. Moreover, this presentation not only to covers the material which is traditionally presented in textbooks, but is also especially suitable for introducing the spin, i.e., the most important quantum observable. This emphasis on spin paves the way to a presentation of recent quantum-mechanical concepts such as entanglement and decoherence, and to recent applications including cryptography, teleportation and quantum computation.

About the authors

Daniel R. Bes made his undergraduate studies at the University of Buenos Aires, UBA, (1950-54), and performed the equivalent of graduate work at the Niels Bohr Institute, NBI, (1956-59), under the advice of A. Bohr and B. Mottelson (Nobel prizes, 1975), on the subject of vibrations in deformed nuclei. Later on Bes became a frequent visitor to the NBI.

Since 1962 he was part in the construction of a first rate Department of Physics at UBA, an experience drastically interrupted in 1966 for political reasons. Subsequently Bes held positions at Carnegie-Mellon University (1967-68) and at the University of Minnesota (1968-71), where he became Full Professor. In 1971 he returned to Argentina, to work at the Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, through an appointment from the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (an arrangement from which he presently benefits again). Between 1998-2003 he was Dean of the newly created Facultad de Ingeniería of the Universidad Favaloro. He has been cofounder of the magazine Ciencia Hoy (1989), and President of the Asociación Física Argentina (1994-1998).

Bes has been author/coauthor of more than 120 publications in international physics journals. He has also been interested on topics such as nuclear disarmament and the Latinoamerican debt.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"Daniel Bes clearly understands that accuracy, clarity and brevity … . has therefore made a careful selection of the topics to make an accessible concise book on quantum mechanics for a modern introductory undergraduate course. The book has several good features. The claims that this is a modern textbook are well justified by the inclusion of … . the flow of the main ideas is not unbalanced by laborious detail." (Professor J. E. Carroll, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 46 (4), 2005)

"This book accomplishes all the goals implied by its title: it is ‘modern’, ‘concise’ and ‘introductory’. It is concise (just two hundred pages) but covers an extraordinary range of topics, from those typically found in traditional quantum mechanics textbooks … . All this is illustrated with examples that cover a wide range … . This book provides a large amount of information per page and the selection, extension and balance of topics is adequate for an introductory course." (Adán Cabello, Mathematical Reviews, 2005)

"The author has nicely made a systematic dual presentation of both the Heisenberg matrix mechanics and Schödinger wave mechanics … . This wonderful textbook will certainly be a valuable addition to the physics/chemistry library of a science college/university/institute." (Samir Saha, Indian Journal of Physics, Vol. 79 (12), 2005)

"This book is a very clear, comprehensive, concise, and updated introduction to quantum mechanics (QM). … Bes’ book has a great advantage over the other texts: it is updated with some of the most recent advances in quantum theory, including quantum computation and teleportation. The book is supposed to be suitable to undergraduate and first year graduate students. … The problems in the book are few but very stimulating. Besides, there are many figures, graphics, and tables, that really help the reader." (Adonai S. Sant’Anna, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1052, 2005)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bes, Prof. Daniel R.

    Pages 1-3

  • Principles of Quantum Mechanics

    Bes, Prof. Daniel R.

    Pages 5-23

  • The Heisenberg Realization of Quantum Mechanics

    Bes, Prof. Daniel R.

    Pages 25-37

  • The Schrödinger Realization of Quantum Mechanics

    Bes, Prof. Daniel R.

    Pages 39-61

  • Angular Momentum

    Bes, Prof. Daniel R.

    Pages 63-77

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-05384-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Mechanics
Book Subtitle
A Modern and Concise Introductory Course
Authors
Series Title
Advanced Texts in Physics
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-05384-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-05384-3
Series ISSN
1439-2674
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 206
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