Quantum Mechanics

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Anshan, 2009 - Science - 240 pages

This book presents a novel treatment of some unusual topics of non-relativistic theory of quantum mechanics, not often covered in classic texts. Notable among these are the first quantized theory of photons and neutrons (most books give the second quantized theory); Bohr-Sommerfeld 'action' as differential operators with their eigenvalues n and l and their corresonding eigenfunctions; parabose and parafermi symmetries of identical particles; Dirac's initiation of Lagrangian formulation of quantum mechanics (also know as transformation theory) and its elaboration and completion by Feynman; topological phase of the wavefunction in Bohm-Aharonov, Aharonov-Casher and neutron interferometer experiments (examples of the Berry phase); and quantum beats such as Stark and exchange oscillations simlar to K0K0and neutrino oscillations in particle physics.

The book is intended to broaden one's understanding of quantum mechanics. Graduate students of physics, as well as teachers, will find this fresh exposition of topics interesting.

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