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.
Richard W. Robinett Professor of Physics, Penn State University University Park, PA 16802 USA Undergraduate majors in Mathematics and Physics (Magna cum laude) from the University of Minnesota 1975 Ph. D. (elementary particle theory, grand unified theories) from University of Minnesota, 1981 Postdoctoral research positions at University of Wisconsin, Madison (1981-1983) and University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1803-1986) Assistant, Associate, and then Full Professor in the Department of Physics, Penn State University Assistant/Associate Department Head, Physics Department, Penn State University, 1999 - present Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (Forum on Education) 2003 Robinett, Richard W Penn State University Citation: For his contributions to undergraduate education in quantum mechanics, especially in visualization, and for demonstrated excellence in the training and advising of undergraduate physics majors. Nominated by: Forum on Education
0. Preface to the Second Edition ; 1. A First Look at Quantum Physics ; 2. Classical Waves ; 3. The Schrodinger Wave Equation ; 4. Interpreting the Schrodinger Equation ; 5. The Infinite Well: Physical Aspects ; 6. The Infinite Well: Formal Aspects ; 7. Many Particles in the Infinite Well: The Role of Spin and Indistinguishability ; 8. Other 1D Potentials ; 9. The Harmonic Oscillator ; 10. Alternative Methods of Solution and Approximation Methods ; 11. Scattering ; 12. More Formal Topics ; 13. Operator and Factorization Methods for the Schrodinger Equation ; 14. Multi-Particle Systems ; 15. Two-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics ; 16. The Schrodinger Equation in Three-Dimensions ; 17. The Hydrogen Atom ; 18. Gravity and Electromagnetism in Quantum Mechanics ; 19. Scattering in Three Dimensions ; Appendices