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Quantum Mechanics: Foundations and Applications

  • Arno Bohm

Part of the Texts and Monographs in Physics book series (TMP)

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About this book

Introduction

The first edition of this book was written as a text and has been used many times in a one-year graduate quantum mechanics course. One of the reviewers has made me aware that the book can also serve as, " . . . in principle, a handbook of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. " In the second edition we have therefore added material to enhance its usefulness as a handbook. But it can still be used as a text if certain chapters and sections are ignored. We have also revised the original presentation, in many places at the suggestion of students or colleagues. As a consequence, the contents of the book now exceed the material that can be covered in a one-year quantum mechanics course on the graduate level. But one can easily select the material for a one-year course omitting-according to one's preference-one or several of the following sets of sections: {1. 7, XXI}, {X, XI} or just {XI}, {II. 7, XIII}, {XIV. 5, XV}, {XIX, XX}. Also the material of Sections 1. 5-1. 8 is not needed to start with the physics in Chapter II. Chapters XI, XIII, XIX, and XX are probably the easiest to dispense with and I was contemplating the deletion of some of them, but each chapter found enthusiastic supporters among the readers who advised against it. Chapter I-augmented with some applications from later chapters-can also be used as a separate introductory text on the mathematics of quantum mechanics.

Keywords

Cross section Functionals elastic scattering electron hydrogen hydrogen atom mechanics molecule particles quantum mechanics relativistic quantum mechanics scattering scattering theory solution spectra

Authors and affiliations

  • Arno Bohm
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics Center for Particle TheoryThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-01168-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-13985-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-01168-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1864-5879
  • Series Online ISSN 1864-5887
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