An Introduction to Quantum Physics: A First Course for Physicists, Chemists, Materials Scientists, and EngineersThis modern textbook offers an introduction to Quantum Mechanics as a theory that underlies the world around us, from atoms and molecules to materials, lasers, and other applications. The main features of the book are:

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Contents
The Schrödinger Equation and Its Statistical Interpretation  53 
The Uncertainty Principle  107 
Discrete SpectrumBound States  129 
Continuous SpectrumScattering  149 
The Harmonic Oscillator  167 
Systematic Theory  191 
Systematic Theory and Applications  192 
Review Quiz  202 
Identical Particles and the Pauli Principle  305 
The Structure  323 
Elementary Theory of the Chemical Bond  351 
The Chemistry of Carbon  393 
Conductors Semiconductors Insulators  439 
The Interaction of Atoms with  469 
Fermis Rule for Resonance Transitions  503 
Appendix  519 
Spherically Symmetric Solutions  207 
Solutions with Angular  231 
Atoms in a Magnetic Field and the Emergence of Spin  267 
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