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Practical Quantum Mechanics

Modern Tools and Applications

Efstratios Manousakis

November 2015

ISBN: 9780198749349

352 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

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Oxford Graduate Texts

Price: £44.49

This book presents the reader with modern tools, approaches, approximations, and applications of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics forms the foundation of all modern physics, including atomic, nuclear, and molecular physics, the physics of the elementary particles, condensed matter physics, and also modern astrophysics.

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This book presents the reader with modern tools, approaches, approximations, and applications of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics forms the foundation of all modern physics, including atomic, nuclear, and molecular physics, the physics of the elementary particles, condensed matter physics, and also modern astrophysics.

  • Based on material prepared for a two semester graduate course in Quantum Mechanics
  • Thorough and in depth discussion of each subject
  • Uses examples with solutions allowing the reader to accumulate a working knowledge
  • Discusses many applications in active research problems

About the Author(s)

Efstratios Manousakis, Professor of Physics, Florida State University

Efstratios Manousakis received his Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics, in 1985, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a Post-Doctoral Research position at the Center for Theoretical Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1985-1987) and at the Supercomputer Computational Research Institute (1987-88), he joined the Florida State University physics faculty, where he is the Donald Robson Professor of Physics and holds the title of Distinguished Research Professor.

Table of Contents

    1:Schrödinger equation on a lattice
    2:Dirac notation
    3:Back to Schrödinger equation on the lattice
    4:Operator-mechanics
    5:Time evolution and wave packets
    6:Simulaneaous observables
    7:Continuity equation and wavefunction properties
    8:Bond states in one-dimension
    9:Scattering in one dimension
    10:Periodic Potentials
    11:The harmonic oscillator
    12:WKB approximation
    13:Quantum mechanics and path integrals
    14:Applications of path integrals
    15:Angular momentum
    16:Bound states in spherically symmetric potentials
    17:The hydrogen-like atom
    18:Angular momentum and spherical symmetry
    19:Scattering in 3D
    20:Time independent perturbation expansion
    21:Applications of perturbation theory
    22:Time-dependent Hamiltonian
    23:Spin angular momentum
    24:Adding angular momenta
    25:Identical particles
    26:Elementary atomic physics
    27:Molecules
    28:The elasticity field
    29:Quantization of the free electromagnetic field
    30:Interaction of radiation with charged particles
    31:Elementary relativistic quantum mechanics

Reviews

"The book teaches students how to approach and solve the types of quantum mechanical problems they will encounter throughout their careers. It will serve as an excellent text for a graduate level course." - C. Stephen Hellberg, Naval Research Laboratory

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