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Elements of Quantum Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0195141954

ISBN-13: 9780195141955

Edition: 2001

Authors: Michael D. Fayer

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This is a textbook in Quantum Mechanics designed for courses taught in Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science. The course is commonly taken by advanced undergraduate and first year graduate students. The book is intended to be taught in one semester or in one quarter or extended lectures, and is designed to treat the major topics in some depth. The text is challenging and includes exercises aimed to encourage thought and provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of many aspects of quantum mechanics. It's emphasis is on a general approach that does not focus mainly on the Schrodinger representation of quantum theory, as well as a more extensive consideration of time dependent problems that is usually provided in a first graduate course. Throughout the book, a sufficient amount of mathematical detail and classical mechanics background is provided to enable readers to follow the quantum mechanical developments and analysis of physical phenomena. The book will provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, and it explicates a variety of physical problems that are key components to understanding broad areas of physical science. This book will bring readers to the point where they can focus their future efforts on more specialized topics in quantum theory.
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Book details

List price: $174.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 356
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.09" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Michael D. Fayeris the David Mulvane Ehrsam and Edward Curtis Franklin Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He has won major prizes and honors in the fields of physics, chemistry, and molecular spectroscopy. He is the author ofElements of Quantum Mechanics.

Preface
Absolute Size and the Superposition Principle
Kets, Bras, Operators, and the Eigenvalue Problem
Momentum of a Free Particle and Wave Packets
Commutators, Dirac's Quantum Condition, and the Uncertainty Principle
The Schrodinger Equation, Time-Dependent and Time-Independent
The Harmonic Oscillator in the Schrodinger and Dirac Representations
The Hydrogen Atom
Time-Dependent Two-State Problem
Perturbation Theory
The Helium Atom: Perturbation Treatment and the Variation Principle
Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
Absorption and Emission of Radiation
The Matrix Representation
The Density Matrix and Coherent Coupling of Molecules to Light
Angular Momentum
Electron Spin
The Covalent Bond
Problems
Physical Constants and Conversion Factors for Energy Units
Index