Quantum Mechanics: Classical Results, Modern Systems, and Visualized Examples, 2/e
Quantum Mechanics: Classical Results, Modern Systems, and Visualized Examples is a comprehensive introduction to non-relativistic quantum mechanics for advanced undergraduate students in physics and related fields. It provides students with a strong conceptual background in the most important theoretical aspects of quantum mechanics, extensive experience with the mathematical tools required to solve problems, the opportunity to use quantum ideas to confront modern experimental realizations of quantum systems, and numerous visualizations of quantum concepts and phenomena. Changes from the First Edition include many new discussions of modern quantum systems (such as Bose-Einstein condensates, the quantum Hall effect, and wave packet revivals) all in the context of familiar textbook level examples. The book continues to emphasize the many connections to classical mechanics and wave physics to help students use their existing intuition to better learn new quantum concepts.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition1. A First Look at Quantum Physics2. Classical Waves3. The Schrodinger Wave Equation4. Interpreting the Schrodinger Equation5. The Infinite Well: Physical Aspects6. The Infinite Well: Formal Aspects7. Many Particles in the Infinite Well: The Role of Spin and Indistinguishability8. Other 1D Potentials9. The Harmonic Oscillator10. Alternative Methods of Solution and Approximation Methods11. Scattering12. More Formal Topics13. Operator and Factorization Methods for the Schrodinger Equation14. Multi-Particle Systems15. Two-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics16. The Schrodinger Equation in Three-Dimensions17. The Hydrogen Atom18. Gravity and Electromagnetism in Quantum Mechanics19. Scattering in Three DimensionsAppendices