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Foundations of Quantum Mechanics From Photons to Quantum Computers

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ISBN-10: 0763776289

ISBN-13: 9780763776282

Edition: 2010

Authors: Reinhold Blumel

List price: $215.95
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Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, a quantum mechanics textbook for the 21st century, is ideal for the undergraduate modern physics course. Avoiding calculus as much as possible, this book focuses on what is quantum about quantum mechanics. In this spirit, rather than dwelling on teaching formal solution methods, this algebra-based book takes the reader right from the start into the fascinating, and sometimes unusual, world of quantum mechanics. Topics discussed in this book include Complementarity, Entanglement, Bellrsquo;s Theorem, Schroedingerrsquo;s Cat, Quantum Computing and Quantum Cryptography. Worked exercises with solutions illustrate how the material is applied in relevant situations. Exercises at the end of each section invite the reader to test the acquired knowledge.
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Book details

List price: $215.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/11/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 331
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Photons
Introduction
Young's Double-Slit Experiment
Photoelectric Effect: Einstein's Quanta
Experiment of Aspect and Collaborators
Properties of the Photon
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Wave-Particle Duality
Introduction
A Diffraction Experiment with Photons
Young's Double-Slit Experiment Revisited
Three Rules of Quantum Mechanics
Two-Slit Which-Way Experiment
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
The Machinery of Quantum Mechanics
Introduction
Schr�dinger's Equation
Observables
Spectral Theory
Dirac Notation
Heisenberg Picture
Two-Level Systems
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Measurement
Introduction
von Neumann Measurement
Uncertainty Principle
No-Cloning Theorem
Quantum Zeno Effect
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Interaction-Free Measurements
Introduction
Seeing in the Dark: Conceptual Scheme
Elitzur-Vaidman Scheme
Optimal Interaction-Free Measurements
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
EPR Paradox
Introduction
Hallmarks of Physical Theories
EPR and Reality
Bell's Theorem
Mermin's Reality Machine
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Classical and Quantum Information
Introduction
Bits and Qubits
Classical Gates
Quantum Gates
Classical and Quantum Circuits
Teleportation
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Quantum Computing
Introduction
Our First Quantum Computer
Deutsch's Algorithm
Deutsch-Jozsa Algorithm
Grover's Search Algorithm
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Classical Cryptology
Introduction
Private-Key Cryptosystems
RSA Public-Key Cryptosystem
How Does RSA Work?
Why is Integer Factorization So Difficult?
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Quantum Factoring
Introduction
Miller's Algorithm
Quantum Fourier Transform
Shor's Algorithm
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Ion-Trap Quantum Computers
Introduction
Linear Radio-Frequency Ion Trap
Laser Cooling
Cirac-Zoller Scheme
Ca+ Quantum Computer
Summary
Chapter Review Exercises
Outlook
Introduction
Quantum Internet
Quantum Cryptography
Quantum Computing
Summary
Appendix
Index