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Quantum Theory

ISBN-10: 0486659690
ISBN-13: 9780486659695
Edition: 1989
Authors: David Bohm
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 655
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Physical formulation of the quantum theory
The origin of the quantum theory
Further developments of the early quantum theory
Wave packets and De Broglie waves
The definition of probabilities
The uncertainty principle
Wave vs. particle properties of matter
Summary of quantum concepts introduced
An attempt to build a physical picture of the quantum nature of matter
Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory
Wave functions, operators, and Schrodinger's equation
Fluctuations, correlations, and eigenfunctions
Applications to simple systems
Further extension of quantum theory formulation
Solutions of wave equations for square potentials
The classical limit of quantum theory
The WKB approximation
The harmonic oscillator
Angular momentum and the three-dimensional wave equation
Solution of radial equation, the hydrogen atom, the effect of a magnetic field
Matrix formulation of quantum theory
Spin and angular momentum
Methods of approximate solution of Schrodinger's equation
Perturbation theory, time-dependent and time-independent
Degenerate perturbations
Sudden and adiabatic approximations
Theory of scattering
Theory of scattering
Quantum theory of the process of measurement
Quantum theory of the process of measurement
Relationship between quantum and classical concepts
Index

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