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Quantum Mechanics

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ISBN-10: 0521869633

ISBN-13: 9780521869638

Edition: 2009

Authors: Gennaro Auletta, Mauro Fortunato, Giorgio Parisi

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The important changes quantum mechanics has undergone in recent years are reflected in this new approach for students. A strong narrative, and over 300 worked problems lead the student from experiment, through general principles of the theory, to modern applications. Stepping through results allows students to gain a thorough understanding. Starting with basic quantum mechanics, the book moves on to more advanced theory, followed by applications, perturbation methods and special fields, and ending with new developments in the field. Historical, mathematical, and philosophical boxes guide the student through the theory. Unique to this textbook are chapters on measurement and quantum optics,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/16/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 760
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

Gennaro Auletta is Scientific Director of Science and Philosophy at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. His main areas of research are quantum mechanics, logic, cognitive sciences, information theory and applications to biological systems.

Mauro Fortunato is a Structurer at Cassa depositi e prestiti S.p.A., Rome. He is involved in financial engineering, applying mathematical methods of quantum physics to the pricing of complex financial derivatives and the construction of structured products.

Giorgio Parisi is Professor of Quantum Theories at the University of Rome 'La Sapienza'. He has won several prizes, notably the Boltzmann Medal, the Dirac Medal and Prize, and the Daniel Heineman prize. His main research activity deals with elementary particles, theory of phase transitions and statistical mechanics, disordered systems, computers and very large scale simulations, non-equilibrium statistical physics, optimization and animal behaviour.

Introduction
Basic Features of Quantum Mechanics
From classical mechanics to quantum mechanics
Quantum observable and states
Quantum dynamics
Examples of quantum dynamics
Density matrix
More Advanced Topics
Angular momentum and spin
Identical particles
Symmetries and conservation laws
The measurement problem
Matter and Light
Perturbations and approximation methods
Hydrogen and helium atoms
Hydrogen molecular ion
Quantum optics
Quantum Information: State and Correlations
Quantum theory of open systems
State measurement in quantum mechanics
Entanglement: non-separability
Entanglement: quantum information
References
Index