## Quantum Mechanics: An IntroductionThe text Quantum Mechanics - An Introduction has found many friends among physics students and researchers so that the need for a third edition has arisen. There was no need for a major revision of the text but I have taken the opportunity to make several amendments and improvements. A number of misprints and minor errors have been corrected and a few clarifying remarks have been added at various places. A few figures have been added or revised, in particular the three-dimensional density plots in Chap. 9. I am grateful to several colleagues for helpful comments, in particular to Prof. R.A. King (Calgary) who supplied a comprehensive list of corrections. I also thank Dr. A. Scherdin for help with the figures and Dr. R. Mattiello who has supervised the preparation of the third edition of the book. Furthermore I acknowledge the agreeable collaboration with Dr. H. 1. Kolsch and his team at Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. |

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### Contents

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9 | |

Contents of Examples and Exercises | 12 |

Wave Aspects of Matter | 27 |

Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics I | 63 |

Mathematical Supplement | 97 |

The Schrödinger Equation 107 | 106 |

The Harmonic Oscillator | 145 |

The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics II | 227 |

Perturbation Theory | 249 |

Spin 299 | 298 |

A Nonrelativistic Wave Equation with Spin | 323 |

Elementary Aspects of the QuantumMechanical ManyBody | 334 |

Identical Particles | 367 |

The Formal Framework of Quantum Mechanics | 387 |

Conceptual and Philosophical Problems of Quantum Mechanics 419 | 418 |

The Transition from Classical to Quantum Mechanics 171 | 170 |

Charged Particles in Magnetic Fields | 189 |

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