Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Author: Paul A. M. Dirac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486320286

Category: Science

Page: 96

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Four concise, brilliant lectures on mathematical methods in quantum mechanics from Nobel Prize–winning quantum pioneer build on idea of visualizing quantum theory through the use of classical mechanics.

Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form

Author: Thomas F. Jordan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137066

Category: Science

Page: 288

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With this text, basic quantum mechanics becomes accessible to undergraduates with no background in mathematics beyond algebra. Includes more than 100 problems and 38 figures. 1986 edition.

Quantum Mechanics

Author: Albert Messiah

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486791661

Category: Science

Page: 1152

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"Strongly recommended" by the American Journal of Physics, this volume serves as a text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of physics as well as a reference for professionals. Clear in its presentation and scrupulous in its attention to detail, the treatment originally appeared in a two-volume French edition. This convenient single-volume translation begins with formalism and its interpretation, starting with the origins of quantum theory and examinations of matter waves and the Schrödinger equation, one-dimensional quantized systems, the uncertainty relations, and the mathematical framework and physical content of formalism. The second half opens with an exploration of symmetries and invariance, including a consideration of angular momentum, identical particles and the Pauli exclusion principle, invariance and conservation laws, and time reversal. Methods of approximation include those involving stationary perturbations, the equation of motion, variational method, and collision theory. The final chapters review the elements of relativistic quantum mechanics, and each of the two volumes concludes with useful appendixes.

The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory

Author: Werner Heisenberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486318419

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Nobel Laureate discusses quantum theory, uncertainty, wave mechanics, work of Dirac, Schroedinger, Compton, Einstein, others. "An authoritative statement of Heisenberg's views on this aspect of the quantum theory." — Nature.

Elementary Quantum Mechanics

Author: David S. Saxon

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486310418

Category: Science

Page: 448

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This volume focuses on the formulas of quantum mechanics rather than on applications. Topics include the dual nature of matter and radiation, state functions, linear momentum, motion of a free particle, and more. 1968 edition.

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

Author: Richard P. Feynman,Albert R. Hibbs,Daniel F. Styer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486477223

Category: Science

Page: 371

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Looks at quantum mechanics, covering such topics as perturbation method, statistical mechanics, path integrals, and quantum electrodynamics.

Lectures On Quantum Mechanics

Author: Gordon Baym

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429967810

Category: Science

Page: 608

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These lecture notes comprise a three-semester graduate course in quantum mechanics at the University of Illinois. There are a number of texts which present the basic topics very well; but since a fair quantity of the material discussed in my course was not available to the students in elementary quantum mechanics books, I was asked to prepare written notes. In retrospect these lecture notes seemed sufficiently interesting to warrant their publication in this format. The notes, presented here in slightly revised form, consitutute a self-contained course in quantum mechanics from first principles to elementary and relativistic one-particle mechanics. Prerequisite to reading these notes is some familiarity with elementary quantum mechanics, at least at the undergraduate level. Preferably the reader should already have met the uncertainty principle and the concept of a wave function. Prerequisites also include sufficient acquaintance with complex cariables to be able to do simple contour integrals and to understand words such as "poles" and "branch cuts." An elementary knowledge of Fourier transforms and series is necessary. I also assume an awareness of classical electrodynamics.

Sources of Quantum Mechanics

Author: B. L. Van Der Waerden

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048645892X

Category: Science

Page: 430

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Originally published: Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co., 1967.

Lectures on Nuclear Theory

Author: Lev Davidovich Landau,I︠A︡kov Abramovich Smorodinskiĭ

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486675130

Category: Science

Page: 108

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"A real jewel of an elementary introduction into the main concepts of nuclear theory . . . should be in the hands of every student." -- Nuclear Physics. This highly regarded volume, based on a series of lectures given by Landau to experimental physicists in Moscow in 1954, offers concise, lucid discussions of a number of the most important underlying concepts of nuclear physics. The authors, both noted Russian physicists, limit their conclusions concerning nuclear structure to those based on experimental data, using only general quantum-mechanical relations. Throughout, the emphasis is on clarity of physical ideas and on the relation of experiments to theoretical interpretation. Among the topics covered are nuclear forces, including the scattering of nucleons by nucleons and by high energies, the independent particle model of nuclear structure, the structure of the nucleus (light nuclei and heavy nuclei), nuclear reactions (including statistical theory, optical model, and deuteron reactions, pi-mesons, and interactions of pi-mesons with nucleons. "Should prove a decidedly worthwhile addition to any experimental nuclear physicist's library. The book will also appeal to the specialist in other fields who desires insight into the problems of nuclear physics, and should be highly recommended to all physics graduate students." -- Physics Today.

Primer of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Marvin Chester

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138208

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Introductory text examines classical quantum bead on a track: state and representations; operator eigenvalues; harmonic oscillator and bound bead in a symmetric force field; bead in spherical shell. 1992 edition.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Chemistry

Author: Linus Pauling,E. Bright Wilson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486134938

Category: Science

Page: 496

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Classic undergraduate text explores wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules. Numerous tables and figures.

Lectures on Gas Theory

Author: Ludwig Boltzmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152332

Category: Science

Page: 512

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A masterpiece of theoretical physics, this classic contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases. It combines rigorous mathematic analysis with a pragmatic treatment of physical and chemical applications.

Quantum Theory

Author: David Bohm

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486659695

Category: Science

Page: 646

View: 9623

This advanced undergraduate-level text presents the quantum theory in terms of qualitative and imaginative concepts, followed by specific applications worked out in mathematical detail.

Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

Author: George W. Mackey

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154475

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

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This graduate-level text introduces fundamentals of classical mechanics; surveys basics of quantum mechanics; and concludes with a look at group theory and quantum mechanics of the atom. 1963 edition.

Linear Operators for Quantum Mechanics

Author: Thomas F. Jordan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140547

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this compact treatment examines linear space, functionals, and operators; diagonalizing operators; operator algebras; and equations of motion. 1969 edition.

Topics in Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Author: Barry R. Holstein

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486499855

Category: Science

Page: 448

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This graduate-level text is based on a course in advanced quantum mechanics, taught many times at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Topics include propagator methods, scattering theory, charged particle interactions, alternate approximate methods, and Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations. Problems appear in the flow of the discussion, rather than at the end of chapters. 1992 edition.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Author: Steven Weinberg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131636903X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition, to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics, in this fully updated second edition of his successful textbook. Now including six brand new sections covering key topics such as the rigid rotator and quantum key distribution, as well as major additions to existing topics throughout, this revised edition is ideally suited to a one-year graduate course or as a reference for researchers. Beginning with a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach, Weinberg uses his remarkable expertise to elucidate topics such as Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, and general scattering theory. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107111660.

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Author: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198520115

Category: Philosophy

Page: 314

View: 319

The first edition of this work appeared in 1930, and its originality won it immediate recognition as a classic of modern physical theory. The fourth edition has been bought out to meet a continued demand. Some improvements have been made, the main one being the complete rewriting of the chapter on quantum electrodymanics, to bring in electron-pair creation. This makes it suitable as an introduction to recent works on quantum field theories.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics and Relativistic Field Theory

Author: P.A.M. Dirac

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

ISBN: 9781614273349

Category: Science

Page: 172

View: 9528

2012 Reprint of 1955 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Dirac is widely regarded as one of the world's greatest physicists. He was one of the founders of quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. His early contributions include the modern operator calculus for quantum mechanics, which he called transformation theory, and an early version of the path integral. His relativistic wave equation for the electron was the first successful attack on the problem of relativistic quantum mechanics. Dirac founded quantum field theory with his reinterpretation of the Dirac equation as a many-body equation, which predicted the existence of antimatter and matter-antimatter annihilation. He was the first to formulate quantum electrodynamics, although he could not calculate arbitrary quantities because the short distance limit requires renormalization. Dirac discovered the magnetic monopole solutions, the first topological configuration in physics, and used them to give the modern explanation of charge quantization. He developed constrained quantization in the 1960s, identifying the general quantum rules for arbitrary classical systems. These lectures were given delivered and published during his tenure at Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study in the 1930's.

The Physics of Quantum Mechanics

Author: James Binney,David Skinner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199688575

Category: Science

Page: 392

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"First published by Cappella Archive in 2008."