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Problems in Quantum Mechanics : With Solutions - Gordon Leslie Squires

Problems in Quantum Mechanics

With Solutions

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Published: 28th April 1995
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Problem solving in physics is not simply a test of understanding of the subject, it is an integral part of learning it. In this book, the key ideas of quantum mechanics are well illustrated by a carefully chosen set of problems complete with detailed, step-by-step solutions. Beginning with a chapter on orders of magnitude, a variety of topics is then covered, including the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, Schrodinger's equation, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom, the harmonic oscillator, spin, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, the variational method, multielectron atoms, transitions and scattering. Throughout, the physical interpretation or application of certain results is highlighted, thereby providing useful insights into a wide range of systems and phenomena. There is considerable emphasis on applications to atomic, nuclear, and solid-state physics and this book will be invaluable to a wide range of physics undergraduates.

Acknowledgements
Preface for the reader
Numerical values
Fundamentals
Schr¶dinger equation
Orbital angular momentum, hydrogen atom, harmonic oscillator
Matrices, spin, addition of angular momentum
Approximation methods: time-independent perturbation theory, variational method
Idential particles, multielectron atoms
Time, time-dependent perturbation theory, transitions
Scattering, reactions
Miscellaneous
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521372459
ISBN-10: 0521372453
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 28th April 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.56