Lasers pp 33-61 | Cite as

Elements of Quantum Mechanics

  • K. Thyagarajan
  • Ajoy Ghatak
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


In this chapter we discuss very briefly the basic principles of quantum mechanics which are used in later chapters. At places, the chapter will appear a bit disconnected; this is inevitable because the subject of quantum mechanics is so vast that it is impossible to present the basic concepts in a coherent fashion in one tiny chapter! Nevertheless, whatever we discuss we will try to do from first principles.


Wave Function Potential Energy Function Rydberg Constant Heuristic Derivation Harmonic Oscillator Wave Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsIndian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia

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