Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

ISBN-10: 1107028728

ISBN-13: 9781107028722

Edition: 2012

Authors: Steven Weinberg
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Description: Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines his exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics. Ideally suited to a one-year graduate course, this textbook is also a useful reference for researchers. Readers are introduced to the subject through a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach. The textbook covers many topics not often found in other books on the subject, including alternatives to the Copenhagen interpretation, Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, the Dirac theory of constrained canonical systems, general scattering theory, the optical theorem, the 'in-in' formalism, the Berry phase, Landau levels, entanglement and quantum computing. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107028722.

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Book details

List price: $44.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 375
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Preface
Notation
Historical introduction
Particle states in a central potential
General principles of quantum mechanics
Spin
Approximations for energy eigenstates
Approximations for time-dependent problems
Potential scattering
General scattering theory
The canonical formalism
Charged particles in electromagnetic fields
The quantum theory of radiation
Entanglement
Index
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