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The Picture Book of Quantum Mechanics

  • Siegmund Brandt
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xviii
  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 129-141
  8. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 142-156
  9. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 157-194
  10. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 195-201
  11. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 202-220
  12. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 221-263
  13. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 264-289
  14. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 290-305
  15. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 306-325
  16. Siegmund Brandt, Hans Dieter Dahmen
    Pages 326-365
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 366-427

About this book

Introduction

In studying classical mechanics, students are often helped by the fact that intuitions developed in everday life can give one a good idea of the behavior of the idealized objects dealt with in introductory courses. In addition, equations encountered are sufficiently simple to solve even in relatively complex situations that students can further develop their intution by solving problems. In learning quantum theory, however, intutions developed for the classical world fail, and the equations to be solved are sufficiently complex that they can readily be solved without a computer only for the simplest situations. This book represents an attempt to jump the hurdle to an intuitive understanding of wave mechanics by using illustrations profusely to present the time evolution and parameter dependence of wave functions in a wide variety of situations. Most of the illustrations are computer-generated solutions of the Schr dinger equation for one- and three-dimensional systems. The situations discussed range from the simple particle in a box through resonant scattering in one dimension to the hydrogen atom and Regge classification of resonant scattering. This edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include a discussion of spin and magnetic resonance.

Keywords

crystal dispersion electron hydrogen particle physics quantum mechanics quantum theory scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Siegmund Brandt
    • 1
  • Hans Dieter Dahmen
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentSiegen UniversitySiegenGermany

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