## Fundamentals of Quantum Physics

#### Textbook for Students of Science and Engineering

**Author(s):**

Pedro Pereyra

**Publisher:**

Springer

**Pages:**322

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This book presents a comprehensive course of quantum mechanics for undergraduate and graduate students. After a brief outline of the innovative ideas that lead up to the quantum theory, the book reviews properties of the...

Show MoreThis book presents a comprehensive course of quantum mechanics for undergraduate and graduate students. After a brief outline of the innovative ideas that lead up to the quantum theory, the book reviews properties of the Schrödinger equation, the quantization phenomena and the physical meaning of wave functions. The book discusses, in a direct and intelligible style, topics of the standard quantum formalism like the dynamical operators and their expected values, the Heisenberg and matrix representation, the approximate methods, the Dirac notation, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum and hydrogen atom, the spin-field and spin-orbit interactions, identical particles and Bose-Einstein condensation etc. Special emphasis is devoted to study the tunneling phenomena, transmission coefficients, phase coherence, energy levels splitting and related phenomena, of interest for quantum devices and heterostructures. The discussion of these problems and the WKB approximation is done using the transfer matrix method, introduced at a tutorial level. This book is a textbook for upper undergraduate physics and electronic engineering students.

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A clearly written basic textbook with a good balance between basic explanations and applications

Supplies new views on eigenvalues and eigenfunctions in quantum mechanics

Gives background needed to understand quantum cryptography, teleportation and computation

Provides a clear and consistent understanding of quantum concepts and quantum phenomenology

Problems

Diffraction, duality and the Schroedinger equations

Illustrative problems

Problems

Properties of the stationary Schroedinger equation

Illustrative problems

Problems

Tunneling effect and other quantum phenomena

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Quantum coherence and energy bands

Problems

The WKB approximation

Problems.- Operators and dynamical variables

Problems

The harmonic oscillator

Problems

Angular momentum and central potentials.

From the reviews:

“The book under review is a lecture on quantum physics for undergraduate students. It covers the most important basic notions and technics in this field with a reasonable degree of mathematical complexity. … this is a good introduction of the quantum theory for undergraduate students and a useful reference for graduate students or scientists from academic disciplines else than physics.” (Philosophy, Religion and Science Book Reviews, bookinspections.wordpress.com, October, 2013)“The book under review is a lecture on quantum physics for undergraduate students. It covers the most important basic notions and technics in this field with a reasonable degree of mathematical complexity. … this is a good introduction of the quantum theory for undergraduate students and a useful reference for graduate students or scientists from academic disciplines else than physics.” (Thierry Jecko, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1264, 2013)