Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 17, 2009 - Science - 671 pages
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Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications provides a clear, balanced and modern introduction to the subject. Written with the student’s background and ability in mind the book takes an innovative approach to quantum mechanics by combining the essential elements of the theory with the practical applications: it is therefore both a textbook and a problem solving book in one self–contained volume. Carefully structured, the book starts with the experimental basis of quantum mechanics and then discusses its mathematical tools. Subsequent chapters cover the formal foundations of the subject, the exact solutions of the Schrödinger equation for one and three dimensional potentials, time–independent and time–dependent approximation methods, and finally, the theory of scattering.

The text is richly illustrated throughout with many worked examples and numerous problems with step–by–step solutions designed to help the reader master the machinery of quantum mechanics. The new edition has been completely updated and a solutions manual is available on request.

Suitable for senior undergradutate courses and graduate courses.

 

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its derivation is not completely described....some integration factor is not described completely.

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Contents

Mathematical Tools of Quantum Mechanics
79
Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
165
OneDimensional Problems
215
Angular Momentum
283
ThreeDimensional Problems
333
Rotations and Addition of Angular Momenta
391
Identical Particles
455
Approximation Methods for Stationary States
489
TimeDependent Perturbation Theory
571
Scattering Theory
617
2ScatteringAmplitudeofSpinlessParticles
623
A The Delta Function
653
B Angular Momentum in Spherical Coordinates
657
Index
665
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NOUREDINE ZETTILI received his Ph.D. in 1986 from MIT and is currently Professor of Physics at Jacksonville State University, USA. His research interests include nuclear theory, the many-body problem, quantum mechanics and mathematical physics. He has also published two booklets designed to help students improve their study skills.
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