Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development

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World Scientific, 1998 - Science - 658 pages
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Although there are many textbooks that deal with the formal apparatus of quantum mechanics (QM) and its application to standard problems, none take into account the developments in the foundations of the subject which have taken place in the last few decades. There are specialized treatises on various aspects of the foundations of QM, but none that integrate those topics with the standard material. This book aims to remove that unfortunate dichotomy, which has divorced the practical aspects of the subject from the interpretation and broader implications of the theory.The book is intended primarily as a graduate level textbook, but it will also be of interest to physicists and philosophers who study the foundations of QM. Parts of it could be used by senior undergraduates too.
 

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Contents

Mathematical Prerequisites
7
The Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
42
Kinematics and Dynamics
63
Coordinate Representation and Applications
97
Momentum Representation and Applications
126
The Harmonic Oscillator
151
Angular Momentum
160
State Preparation and Determination
206
The Classical Limit
388
Quantum Potential
394
Quantum Mechanics in Phase Space
406
Scattering
421
Identical Particles
470
ManyFermion Systems
493
Quantum Mechanics of
526
Bells Theorem and Its Consequences
583

Measurement and the Interpretation of States
230
Formation of Bound States
258
Charged Particle in a Magnetic Field
307
TimeDependent Phenomena
332
Discrete Symmetries
370
Appendix A Schurs Lemma
613
Bibliography
639
Index
651
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