## Quantum mechanicsThis didactically unrivalled textbook and timeless reference by Nobel Prize Laureate Claude Cohen-Tannoudji separates essential underlying principles of quantum mechanics from specific applications and practical examples and deals with each of them in a different section. Chapters emphasize principles; complementary sections supply applications. The book provides a qualitative introduction to quantum mechanical ideas; a systematic, complete and elaborate presentation of all the mathematical tools and postulates needed, including a discussion of their physical content and applications. The book is recommended on a regular basis by lecturers of undergraduate courses. |

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### Contents

B Stationary scattering states Calculation of the cross section | 907 |

Scattering by a central potential Method of partial waves | 921 |

The mathematical tools of quantum mechanics 91 | 924 |

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