Quantum Theory for Mathematicians

  • Brian C. Hall

Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 267)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 19-52
  3. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 53-90
  4. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 91-108
  5. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 109-122
  6. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 123-130
  7. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 169-200
  8. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 227-238
  9. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 239-253
  10. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 255-277
  11. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 279-304
  12. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 305-331
  13. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 333-366
  14. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 367-391
  15. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 393-418
  16. Brian C. Hall
    Pages 419-440

About this book

Introduction

Although ideas from quantum physics play an important role in many parts of modern mathematics, there are few books about quantum mechanics aimed at mathematicians. This book introduces the main ideas of quantum mechanics in language familiar to mathematicians. Readers with little prior exposure to physics will enjoy the book's conversational tone as they delve into such topics as the Hilbert space approach to quantum theory; the Schrödinger equation in one space dimension; the Spectral Theorem for bounded and unbounded self-adjoint operators; the Stone–von Neumann Theorem; the Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin approximation; the role of Lie groups and Lie algebras in quantum mechanics; and the path-integral approach to quantum mechanics.

The numerous exercises at the end of each chapter make the book suitable for both graduate courses and independent study. Most of the text is accessible to graduate students in mathematics who have had a first course in real analysis, covering the basics of L2 spaces and Hilbert spaces.  The final chapters introduce readers who are familiar with the theory of manifolds to more advanced topics, including geometric quantization.

Keywords

Hilbert space Lie groups Stone-von Neumann theorem WKB approximation geometric quantization quantum mechanics spectral theorem unbounded operators

Authors and affiliations

  • Brian C. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7116-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7115-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7116-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0072-5285
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5612
  • About this book