Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Theoretical Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 3-36
  3. Quantum Mechanics — Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 39-112
    3. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 113-144
    4. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 145-162
    5. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 163-190
  4. Statistical Mechanics — Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 193-226
    3. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 227-288
    4. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 289-299
    5. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 301-313
    6. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 315-335
    7. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 337-362
    8. Michele Cini, Francesco Fucito, Mauro Sbragaglia
      Pages 363-392
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 393-399

About this book

Introduction

This work arises from our teaching this subject during many years. The vast majority of these exercises are the exams we gave to our students in this period. We carefully selected the subjects of the exercises to cover all the material which is most needed  and which is treated in the most well known texts on these subjects. Each exercise is carefully solved in full details, explaining the theory behind the solution with particular care for those issues that, from our experience, are found most difficult from the average student. Indeed, several exercises are designed to throw light on  aspects of the theory that, for one reason or another, are usually neglected with the result to make the students feel uneasy about them. In fact most students get acquainted just with the more common manipulations,  which are illustrated by  many examples in textbooks. Our exercises never require extensive calculations  but tend to be somewhat unusual  and force the solver  to think about the problem starting from the principles, rather than by analogy with some previously solved exercise.

Keywords

Approximations Ensembles Fluctuations Kinetic theory Quantum Mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michele Cini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francesco Fucito
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mauro Sbragaglia
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of RomeTor VergataItaly
  2. 2.Laboratori Nazionali FrascatiINFNItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2315-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia Srl. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2314-7
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2315-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2038-5714
  • About this book