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Introductory Quantum Mechanics

A Traditional Approach Emphasizing Connections with Classical Physics

  • Paul R. Berman

Part of the UNITEXT for Physics book series (UNITEXTPH)

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About this book

Introduction

This book presents a basic introduction to quantum mechanics at the undergraduate level. Depending on the choice of topics, it can be used for a one-semester or two-semester course. An attempt has been made to anticipate the conceptual problems students encounter when they first study quantum mechanics. Wherever possible, examples are given to illustrate the underlying physics associated with the mathematical equations of quantum mechanics. To this end, connections are made with corresponding phenomena in classical mechanics and electromagnetism. The problems at the end of each chapter are intended to help students master the course material and to explore more advanced topics. Many calculations exploit the extraordinary capabilities of computer programs such as Mathematica, MatLab, and Maple. Students are urged to use these programs, just as they had been urged to use calculators in the past. The treatment of various topics is rather complete, in that most steps in derivations are included. Several of the chapters go beyond what is traditionally covered in an introductory course. The goal of the presentation is to provide the students with a solid background in quantum mechanics. 

Keywords

Basic Quantum Mechanics Classical Mechanics Textbook Electromagnetism Textbook Qantum Mchanics Undergraduate Quantum Mechanics Graduate Textbook Quantum Mechanics Introduction Quantum Mechanics Supplementary Textbook Quantum Physics Supplementary Textbook Quantum Physics Textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul R. Berman
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  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68598-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68596-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68598-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-7882
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-7890
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