# Lectures in Quantum Mechanics

## A Two-Term Course

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

Based on a series of university lectures on nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, this textbook covers a wide range of topics, from the birth of quantum mechanics to the fine-structure levels of heavy atoms. The author sets out from the crisis in classical physics and explores the seminal ideas of Einstein, Bohr, and de Broglie and their vital importance for the development of quantum mechanics. There follows a bottom-up presentation of the postulates of quantum mechanics through real experiments (such as those of neutron interferometry), with consideration of their most important consequences, including applications in the field of atomic physics. A final chapter is devoted to the paradoxes of quantum mechanics, and particularly those aspects that are still open and hotly debated, to end up with a mention to Bell's theorem and Aspect's experiments. In presenting the principles of quantum mechanics in an inductive way, this book has already proved very popular with students in its Italian language version.It complements the exercises and solutions book "Problems in Quantum Mechanics", by E. d'Emilio, L.E. Picasso (Springer).

Angular Momentum Applications of Quantum Mechanics to Atomic Physics Electromagnetic Transitions Harmonic Oscillator Pauli Exclusion Principle Perturbation Theory Quantum Mechanics Textbook Schrödinger Equation Theory of Representations

- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22632-3
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-22631-6
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-22632-3
- Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
- Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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