Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Back Matter
    Pages 205-452

About this book


This book provides an introduction into the fundamentals of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. In Part 1, the essential principles are developed. Applications and extensions of the formalism can be found in Part 2. The book includes not only material that is presented in traditional textbooks on quantum mechanics, but also discusses in detail current issues such as interaction-free quantum measurements, neutrino oscillations, various topics in the field of quantum information as well as fundamental problems and epistemological questions, such as the measurement problem, entanglement, Bell's inequality, decoherence, and the realism debate. A chapter on current interpretations of quantum mechanics concludes the book. To develop quickly and clearly the main principles of quantum mechanics and its mathematical formulation, there is a systematic change between wave mechanics and algebraic representation in the first chapters. The required mathematical tools are introduced step by step. Moreover, the appendix collects compactly the most important mathematical tools that supplementary literature can be largely dispensed. In addition, the appendix contains advanced topics, such as Quantum- Zeno effect, time-delay experiments, Lenz vector and the Shor algorithm. About 250 exercises, most of them with solutions, help to deepen the understanding of the topics. Target groups of the book are student teachers and all students of physics, as minor or major, looking for a reasonably easy and modern introduction into quantum mechanics.


Complex Vector Space Decoherence Density Operator Neutrino Oscillation Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Quantum Cryptography Quantum Information Quantum Mechanics Undergraduate Textbook Schrödinger Equation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jochen Pade
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00797-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00798-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-4791
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4805
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