Odd Quantum

ISBN-10: 0691103003
ISBN-13: 9780691103006
Edition: 2000
Authors: Sam B. Treiman
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Description: This text is an account of quantum physics, written by a respected physicist, for the popular science reader. It contains a general overview of the subject, as well as touching on some of the deeper, philosophical problems.

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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/27/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

This text is an account of quantum physics, written by a respected physicist, for the popular science reader. It contains a general overview of the subject, as well as touching on some of the deeper, philosophical problems.

Preface
Introduction
Overview
Beginnings
Classical Background
Newton's law
Gravity
Energy
Electromagnetism
Special Relativity
The "Old" Quantuin Mechanics
Electromagnetic Waves
Blackbody Radiation
Early Spectroscopy
The Rutherford Atom
Bohr's Quantum Model
De Broglie's Matter Waves
Foundations
The Two-Slit Experiment
Schroedinger's Wave Equation
Probabilistic Interpretation
A Brief Survey of the Rules
Commuting Observables
The Uncertainty Principle
Momentum
The Operator Concept
Angular Momentum
Aspects of Energy
Some Quantum Classics
The Free Particle
Particle in a Box
The Harmonic Oscillator
Central Potentials Generally
The One-Electron Atom
The Infinite Solenoid
Decay Processes
Identical Particles
Symmetry, Antisymmetry Rules
The Pauli Principle
The Fermi Gas
Atoms
More on Identical Bosons
What's Going On?
The Building Blocks
Particles in Collision, Particles in Decay
Accelerators
Patterns and Regularities
Basic Ingredients
Summary
Quantum Fields
Free Fields, Free Particles
Interactions
Feynman Diagrams
Virtual Particles
The Standard Model in Diagrams
Again, What's Going On?
Readings
Index

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