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Quantum Mechanics - Non-Relativistic Theory

ISBN-10: 0750635398
ISBN-13: 9780750635394
Edition: 3rd 1981 (Revised)
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Description: This edition has been completely revised to include some 20% of new material. Important recent developments such as the theory of Regge poles are now included. Many problems with solutions have been added to those already contained in the book.

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 1/1/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 689
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

This edition has been completely revised to include some 20% of new material. Important recent developments such as the theory of Regge poles are now included. Many problems with solutions have been added to those already contained in the book.

Lev Davidovich Landau was born on January 22, 1908 in Baku, U.S.S.R (now Azerbaijan). A brilliant student, he had finished secondary school by the age of 13. He enrolled in the University of Baku a year later, in 1922, and later transferred to the University of Leningrad, from which he graduated with a degree in physics. Landau did graduate work in physics at Leningrad's Physiotechnical Institute, at Cambridge University in England, and at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Denmark, where he met physicist Neils Bohr, whose work he greatly admired. Landau worked in the Soviet Union's nuclear weapons program during World War II, and then began a teaching career. Considered to be the founder of a whole school of Soviet theoretical physicists, Landau was honored with numerous awards, including the Lenin Prize, the Max Planck Medal, the Fritz London Prize, and, most notably, the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physics, which honored his pioneering work in the field of low-temperature physics and condensed matter, particularly liquid helium. Unfortunately, Landau's wife and son had to accept the Nobel Prize for him; Landau had been seriously injured in a car crash several months earlier and never completely recovered. He was unable to work again, and spent the remainder of his years, until his death in 1968, battling health problems resulting from the accident. Landau's most notable written work is his Course of Theoretical Physics, an eight-volume set of texts covering the complete range of theoretical physics. Like several other of Landau's books, it was written with Evgeny Lifshitz, a favorite student, because Landau himself strongly disliked writing. Some other works include What is Relativity?, Theory of Elasticity, and Physics for Everyone.

The basic concepts of quantum mechanics
Energy and momentum
Chrodinger's equation
Angular momentum
Perturbation theory
Spin
The identity of particles
The atom
The theory of symmetry
Polyatomic molecules
Motion in a magnetic field
Nuclear structure
Elastic collisions
Mathematical appendices

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