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Introductory Quantum Mechanics

A Traditional Approach Emphasizing Connections with Classical Physics

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Pages: 637
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This book presents a basic introduction to quantum mechanics. Depending on the choice of topics, it can be used for a one-semester or two-semester course. An attempt has been made to anticipate the conceptual problems...

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This book presents a basic introduction to quantum mechanics. Depending on the choice of topics, it can be used for a one-semester or two-semester course. An attempt has been made to anticipate the conceptual problems students encounter when they first study quantum mechanics. Wherever possible, examples are given to illustrate the underlying physics associated with the mathematical equations of quantum mechanics. To this end, connections are made with corresponding phenomena in classical mechanics and electromagnetism. The problems at the end of each chapter are intended to help students master the course material and to explore more advanced topics. Many calculations exploit the extraordinary capabilities of computer programs such as Mathematica, MatLab, and Maple. Students are urged to use these programs, just as they had been urged to use calculators in the past. The treatment of various topics is rather complete, in that most steps in derivations are included. Several of the chapters go beyond what is traditionally covered in an introductory course. The goal of the presentation is to provide the students with a solid background in quantum mechanics. 

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Uses software programs such as Mathematica to illustrate results of many calculations

Collects problems carefully designed to illustrate and expand upon textual material

Contains physically based treatments of such topics as angular momentum and scattering

Includes ancillary material on website containing programs that students can use to explore results that are derived in the text

Introduction
Mathematical Introduction
Free Particle Schroedinger Equation - Free-Particle Wave Packets
Schroedinger's Equation with Potential Energy: Introduction to Operators
Postulates and Basic Elements of Quantum Mechanics: Properties of Operators
Problems in 1-dimension: General Considerations, Infinite Well Potential, Piecewise Constant Potentials, and Delta Function Potentials
Simple Harmonic Oscillator - One Dimension
Problems in 2 and 3-dimensions - General Considerations
Central Forces and Angular Momentum
Spherically Symmetric Potentials - Radial Equation
Dirac Notation
Spin
Important Basics from Phys 453
Perturbation Theory
Variational Approach
WKB Approximation
Scattering - 1-D
Scattering - 3-D
Symmetries and Transformations
Rotations - Examples
Addition of Angular Momentum: Clebsch-Gordan Coefficients
Vector and Tensor Operators: Wigner-Eckart Theorem
Spin-Orbit Interactions - Hydrogen Atom with Spin in External Fields
Time-Dependent Problems
Approximation Techniques in Time-Dependent Problems
Fermi's Golden Rule.
“The book is based on junior and senior level undergraduate courses … . the author discusses some open conceptual problems of quantum physics and his own position with respect to them. This makes the exposition more modern and vivid. … Almost each chapter is enriched with appendices with more advanced material.” (Yana Kinderknecht, zbMATH 1394.81001, 2018)
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Paul R. Berman is a Physics Professor at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. Among topics he is currently investigating are microscopic theories of atom-field interactions in dielectrics, spin squeezing, storing quantum information, light scattering, collective emission, and pedagogical problems in atom-field interactions.

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Paul R. Berman is a Physics Professor at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Optical Society of America. Among topics he is currently investigating are microscopic theories of atom-field interactions in dielectrics, spin squeezing, storing quantum information, light scattering, collective emission, and pedagogical problems in atom-field interactions.

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