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Quantum Mechanics with Basic Field Theory

ISBN-10: 0521877601

ISBN-13: 9780521877602

Edition: 2009

Authors: Bipin R. Desai

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List price: $180.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 858
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.334
Language: English

Bipin R. Desai is a Professor of Physics at University of California, Riverside where he does research in elementary particle theory. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from University of California, Berkeley. He was a visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University, UK, and has held research positions at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, and CEN, Saclay, France. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Preface
Basic formalism
Fundamental commutator and time evolution of state vectors and operators
Dynamical equations
Free particles
Particles with spin 1/2
Gauge invariance, angular momentum and spin
Stern-Gerlach experiments
Some exactly solvable bound state problems
Harmonic oscillator
Coherent states
Two-dimensional isotropic harmonic oscillator
Landau levels and quantum Hall effect
Two-level problems
Spin 1/2 systems in the presence of magnetic field
Oscillation and regeneration in neutrino and neutral K-mesons as two-level systems
Time-independent perturbation for bound states
Time-dependent perturbation
Interaction of charged particles and radiation in perturbation theory
Scattering in one dimension
Scattering in three dimensions - a formal theory
Partial wave amplitudes and phase shifts
Analytic structure of the S-matrix
Poles of the Green's function and composite systems
Approximation methods for bound states and scattering
Lagrangian method and Feynman path integrals
Rotations and angular momentum
Symmetry in quantum mechanics and symmetry groups
Addition of angular momenta
Irreducible tensors and Wigner-Eckart theorem
Entangled states
Special theory of relativity: Klein Gordon and Maxwell's equation
Klein Gordon and Maxwell's equation
Dirac equation
Dirac equation in the presence of spherically symmetric potentials
Dirac equation in a relativistically invariant form
Interaction of Dirac particle with electromagnetic field
Multiparticle systems and second quantization
Interactions of electrons and phonons in condensed matter
Superconductivity
Bose Einstein condensation and superfluidity
Lagrangian formulation of classical fields
Spontaneous symmetry breaking
Basic quantum electrodynamics and Feynman diagrams
Radiative corrections
Anomalous magnetic moment and Lamb shift
Appendix
References
Index