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Quantum Mechanics Theory and Experiment

ISBN-10: 0199798125
ISBN-13: 9780199798124
Edition: 2012
Authors: Mark Beck
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Description: This textbook presents quantum mechanics at the junior/senior undergraduate level. It is unique in that it describes not only quantum theory, but also presents five laboratories that explore truly modern aspects of quantum mechanics. These  More...

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Book details

List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/28/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

This textbook presents quantum mechanics at the junior/senior undergraduate level. It is unique in that it describes not only quantum theory, but also presents five laboratories that explore truly modern aspects of quantum mechanics. These laboratories include "proving" that light contains photons, single-photon interference, and tests of local realism.The text begins by presenting the classical theory of polarization, moving on to describe the quantum theory of polarization. Analogies between the two theories minimize conceptual difficulties that students typically have when first presented with quantum mechanics. Furthermore, because the laboratories involve studying photons, using photon polarization as a prototypical quantum system allows the laboratory work to be closely integrated with the coursework.Polarization represents a two-dimensional quantum system, so the introduction to quantum mechanics uses two-dimensional state vectors and operators. This allows students to become comfortable with the mathematics of a relatively simple system, before moving on to more complicated systems. After describing polarization, the text goes on to describe spin systems, time evolution, continuous variable systems (particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen atom, etc.), and perturbation theory.The book also includes chapters which describe material that is frequently absent from undergraduate texts: quantum measurement, entanglement, quantum field theory and quantum information. This material is connected not only to the laboratories described in the text, but also to other recent experiments. Other subjects covered that do not often make their way into undergraduate texts are coherence, complementarity, mixed states, the density operator and coherent states.Supplementary material includes further details about implementing the laboratories, including parts lists and software for running the experiments. Computer simulations of some of the experiments are available as well. A solutions manual for end-of-chapter problems is available to instructors.

Preface
Table of Symbols
Mathematical Preliminaries
Classical Description of Polarization
Quantum States
Operators
Measurement
Spin-1/2
Angular Momentum and Rotation
Two-Particle Systems and Entanglement
Time Evolution and the Schr"dinger Equation
Position and Momentum
Wave Mechanics and the Schr"dinger Equation
The Harmonic Oscillator
Wave Mechanics in Three Dimensions
Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
Quantum Fields
Quantum Information
Laboratories
Getting Started
Before Lab
Important Laboratory Safety Tips
Spontaneous Parametric Downconversion
'Proof' of the Existence of Photons
Single Photon Interference
Quantum State Measurement
Testing Local Realism

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