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The Picture Book of Quantum Mechanics

  • Siegmund Brandt
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 1-10
  3. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 11-33
  4. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 34-57
  5. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 58-76
  6. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 77-102
  7. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 129-144
  8. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 145-157
  9. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 158-172
  10. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 173-212
  11. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 213-219
  12. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 220-238
  13. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 239-281
  14. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 282-307
  15. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 308-323
  16. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 324-343
  17. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 344-383
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 384-444

About this book

Introduction

The aim of this book is to explain and exemplify the basic concepts and phenomena of quantum mechanics by means of visualization. Unlike classical mechanics, for which students have already developed an intuition based on everyday experience, the phenomena of quantum mechanics often defy intuition.
Through the extensive use of computer- generated illustrations, this text helps students to establish the relation between quantum mechanics and classical physics, and, more importantly helps readers develop an intuition for notoriously abstract phenomena such as:
- the tunnel effect
- excitation and decay of metastable states
- wave packet motion within a well
- motion of systems of distinguishable and of indistinguishable particles
- free wave packet in 3 dimensions
- angular momentum decomposition
- scattering in 3 dimensions
- stationary bound states in various 3 dimensional potentials
- Kepler motion of wave packets in the Coulomb field
- Spin and magnetic resonance.
Illustrations from experiments in a variety of fields, including chemistry, and molecular, atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, underline the basic as well as the practical importance of quantum mechanics. The present edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded. It includes a new chapter on quantile motion, additional phenomena and examples.

Keywords

chemistry hydrogen particle physics quantum mechanics scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Siegmund Brandt
    • 1
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of SiegenSiegenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-0167-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6532-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0167-7
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