Advanced Visual Quantum Mechanics

  • Bernd Thaller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pages 1-56
  3. Pages 57-111
  4. Pages 113-156
  5. Pages 157-209
  6. Pages 211-269
  7. Pages 377-432
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 433-516

About this book


Advanced Visual Quantum Mechanics is a systematic effort to investigate and to teach quantum mechanics with the aid of computer-generated animations. It is a self-contained textbook that combines selected topics from atomic physics (spherical symmetry, the hydrogen atom, and particles with spin) with an introduction to quantum information theory (qubits, EPR paradox, teleportation, quantum computers). It explores relativistic quantum mechanics and the strange behavior of Dirac equation solutions. A series of appendices covers important topics from perturbation and scattering theory. The book places an emphasis on ideas and concepts, with a fair to moderate amount of mathematical rigor.
Though this book stands alone, it can also be paired with Thaller Visual Quantum Mechanics to form a comprehensive course in quantum mechanics. The software for the first book earned the European Academic Software Award 2000 for outstanding innovation in its field.


Dirac equation EPR paradox mechanics quantum mechanics scattering theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernd Thaller
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and Scientific ComputingUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-20777-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27127-9
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