Quantum physics of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei, and particlesA revision of a successful junior/senior level text, this introduction to elementary quantum mechanics clearly explains the properties of the most important quantum systems. Emphasizes the applications of theory, and contains new material on particle physics, electronpositron annihilation in solids and the Mossbauer effect. Includes new appendices on such topics as crystallography, Fourier Integral Description of a Wave Group, and TimeIndependent Perturbation Theory. 
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Review: Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles
User Review  Riley Holmes  GoodreadsMy new favorite physics text. Thorough overview of the foundational milestones in QM, all the way through the revolutionary breakthroughs of the 70s. I loved the examples and applications. Read full review
Review: Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles
User Review  GoodreadsMy new favorite physics text. Thorough overview of the foundational milestones in QM, all the way through the revolutionary breakthroughs of the 70s. I loved the examples and applications. Read full review
Contents
THERMAL RADIATION AND PLANCKS POSTULATE 1  
PHOTONSPARTICLELIKE PROPERTIES OF RADIATION 26  
DE BROGLIES POSTULATEWAVELIKE PROPERTIES  
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angle antisymmetric atom average axis band beam behavior binding energy Bohr bosons Broglie calculate classical component conservation constant corresponding Coulomb cross section decay dependence diagram effect eigenfunction eigenvalues electromagnetic emission emitted energy levels equal evaluate Example excited Fermi Fermi energy frequency gluons hydrogen atom increasing isospin kinetic energy lattice linear magnetic dipole magnetic field magnitude measured meson molecule momenta motion neutrino neutron nuclear nucleon nucleus obtained oneelectron atom optically active electrons orbital angular momentum pair parity particle photon physics potential energy predictions probability density quantization quantum mechanics quantum numbers quark radiation radius region relation relativistic rest mass rotational scattering Schroedinger equation selection rules shell shell model simple harmonic oscillator solid solution space spectrum spin spinorbit interaction square well potential subshell symmetric temperature theory thermal timeindependent Schroedinger equation tion total energy transition vector velocity vibrational wave function wavelength zero