Clear in its presentation and scrupulous in its attention to detail, this volume serves as a text for students and as a reference for professionals. Topics include formalism, analysis of simple systems, symmetries and invariance, methods of approximation, elements of relativistic quantum mechanics, and much more. "Strongly recommended." American Journal of Physics. 1958 edition.
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Descrizione libro Dover Publications, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0486409244
Descrizione libro Dover Publications, 1999. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents of Volume I Part 1. The formalism and its Interpretation Chapter 1. The origins of the quantum theory 1. The end of the classical period 2. Light quanta or photons 3. Quantization of material systems 4. Correspondence principle and the old quantum theory Chapter 2. Matter Waves and the Schrdinger Equation 1. Matter waves 2. The Schrdinger Equation 3. The time-independent Schrdinger equation Chapter 3. One-Dimensional Quantized Systems 1. Square potentials 2. General properties of the one-dimensional Schrdinger equation Chapter 4. Statistical Interpretation of the wave-corpuscle duality and the uncertainty relations 1. Statistical interpretation of the wave functions of wave mechanics 2. Heisenberg's uncertainty relations 3. Uncertainty relations and the measurement process 4. Description of phenomena in quantum theory. Complementarity and causality Chapter 5. Development of the formalism of wave mechanics and its interpretation 1. Hermitean operators and physical quantities 2. Study of the discrete spectrum 3. Statistics of measurement in the general case 4. Determination of the wave function 5. Commutator algebra and its applications Chapter 6. Classical Approximation and the WKB Method 1. The classical limit of wave mechanics 2. The WKB method Chapter 7. General Formalism of the quantum theory: (A) Mathematical framework 1. Vectors and operators 2. Hermitean operators, projectors, and observables 3. Representation theory Chapter 8. General Formalism: (B) Description of physical phenomena 1. Dynamical states and physical quantities 2. The equations of motion 3. Various representations of the theory 4. Quantum statistics Part 2. Simple Systems Chapter 9. Solution of the Schrdinger Equation by Separation of variables. Central potential 1. Particle in a central potential. General treatment 2. Central square-well potential. Free particle 3. Two-body problems. Separation of the center-of-mass motion Chapter 10. Scattering problems. Central potential and phase-shift method 1. Cross sections and scattering amplitudes 2. Scattering by a central potential. Phase shifts 3. Potential of finite range 4. Scattering resonances 5. Various formulae and properties Chapter 11. The Coulomb interaction 1. The hydrogen atom 2. Coulomb scattering Chapter 12. The harmonic oscillator 1. Eigenstates and eigenvectors of the Hamiltonian 2. Applications and various properties 3. Isotropic harmonic oscillators in several dimensions Appendix A. Distributions, sigma-"function" and Fourier transformation Appendix B. Special functions and associated formulae Contents of Volume II Part 3. Symmetries and Invariance Chapter 13. Angular momentum in quantum mechanics 1. Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of angular momentum 2. Orbital angular momentum and the spherical harmonics 3. Angular momentum and rotations 4. Spin 5. Addition of angular momenta 6. Irreducible tensor operators Chapter 14. Systems of identical particles. Pauli exclusion principle 1. Symmetrization postulate 2. Applications Chapter 15. Invariance and conservation theorems. Time reversal 1. Mathematical complements. Antilinear operators 2. Transformations and groups of transformations 3. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0486409244
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