A First Approach to Quantum Mechanics

  • Brian C. Hall
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 267)


In this chapter, we try to understand the main ideas of quantum mechanics. In quantum mechanics, the outcome of a measurement cannot—even in principle—be predicted beforehand; only the probabilities for the outcome of the measurement can be predicted.


Wave Function Hilbert Space Quantum Mechanic Poisson Bracket Momentum Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian C. Hall
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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