Lectures On Quantum Mechanics (Second Edition)
By: Ashok Das (author)Hardback
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This set of lecture notes on quantum mechanics aims to teach, in a simple and straightforward manner, the basic theory behind the subject, drawing on examples from all fields of physics to provide both background as well as context.The self-contained book includes a review of classical mechanics and some of the necessary mathematics. Both the standard fare of quantum mechanics texts - the harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen atom, angular momentum as well as topics such as symmetry with a discussion on periodic potentials, the relativistic electron, spin and scattering theory are covered. Approximation methods are discussed with a view to applications; these include stationary perturbation theory, the WKB approximation, time dependent perturbations and the variational principle. Together, the seventeen chapters provide a very comprehensive introduction to quantum mechanics. Selected problems are collected at the end of each chapter in addition to the numerous exercises sprinkled throughout the text.The book is written in a simple and elegant style, and is characterized by clarity, depth and excellent pedagogical organization.
Review of Classical Mechanics; Review of Essential Mathematics; Basics of Quantum Mechanics; Simple Applications of Schrodinger Equation; Harmonic Oscillator; Symmetries and Their Consequences; Angular Momentum; Schrodinger Equation in Higher Dimensions; Hydrogen Atom; Approximate Methods; WKB Approximation; Stationary Perturbation Theory; Time Dependent Perturbation Theory; Spin; Scattering Theory; Relativistic One Particle Equations; Path Integral Quantum Mechanics.
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