Lectures on the Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics II: Selected Topics

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Springer, May 24, 2016 - Science - 381 pages

The first volume (General Theory) differs from most textbooks as it emphasizes the mathematical structure and mathematical rigor, while being adapted to the teaching the first semester of an advanced course in Quantum Mechanics (the content of the book are the lectures of courses actually delivered.). It differs also from the very few texts in Quantum Mechanics that give emphasis to the mathematical aspects because this book, being written as Lecture Notes, has the structure of lectures delivered in a course, namely introduction of the problem, outline of the relevant points, mathematical tools needed, theorems, proofs. This makes this book particularly useful for self-study and for instructors in the preparation of a second course in Quantum Mechanics (after a first basic course). With some minor additions it can be used also as a basis of a first course in Quantum Mechanics for students in mathematics curricula.


The second part (Selected Topics) are lecture notes of a more advanced course aimed at giving the basic notions necessary to do research in several areas of mathematical physics connected with quantum mechanics, from solid state to singular interactions, many body theory, semi-classical analysis, quantum statistical mechanics. The structure of this book is suitable for a second-semester course, in which the lectures are meant to provide, in addition to theorems and proofs, an overview of a more specific subject and hints to the direction of research. In this respect and for the width of subjects this second volume differs from other monographs on Quantum Mechanics. The second volume can be useful for students who want to have a basic preparation for doing research and for instructors who may want to use it as a basis for the presentation of selected topics.

 

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Contents

Wigner Functions Coherent States Gabor Transform Semiclassical Correlation Functions
1
Pseudodifferential Operators Berezin KohnNirenberg BornJordan Quantizations
27
Compact and Schatten Class Operators Compactness Criteria Bouquet of Inequalities
51
Periodic Potentials WignerSeitz Cell and Brillouen Zone Bloch and Wannier Functions
82
Connection with the Properties of a Crystal BornOppenheimer Approximation Edge States and Role of Topology
111
LieTrotter Formula Wiener Process FeynmanKac Formula
132
Elements of Probability Theory Construction of Brownian Motion Diffusions
157
OrnsteinUhlenbeck Process Markov Structure Semigroup Property Paths Over Function Spaces
178
Scattering Theory TimeDependent Formalism Wave Operators
227
Time Independent Formalisms FluxAcross Surfaces Enss Method Inverse Scattering
246
The Method of Enss Propagation Estimates Mourre Method Kato Smoothness Elements of Algebraic Scattering Theory
269
The NBody Quantum System Spectral Structure and Scattering
293
Positivity Preserving Maps Markov Semigropus Contractive Dirichlet Forms
315
Hypercontractivity Logarithmic Sobolev Inequalities Harmonic Group
333
Measure Gage Spaces Clifford Algebra CAR Relations Fermi Field
351
Index
373

Modular Operator TomitaTakesaki Theory Noncommutative Integration
203

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