Quantum Mechanics:  by Amit  Goswami
564 pages, $139.95 list
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Quantum Mechanics
Second Edition
In an effort to excite college seniors and first-year graduate students about the essence of quantum mechanics, Goswami always begins a topic with what students know before moving into more complex areas. He teaches students how to ask the right questions, satisfying their interest in the meaning and interpretation of quantum mechanics, and treats the nitty-gritty details carefully. The unifying approach of the book presents quantum mechanics not only as a schema for successful calculations and predictions but also as a basis for a new and exciting worldview. The most unique aspect of the book is an ongoing presentation of the radicalness of quantum mechanics as compared to classical physics.
“I really liked the way this text is written, with the worked-out examples and problems at the end of the chapters that students can follow.” — Maia Magrakvelidze, University of Mary Washington
Table of Contents
1. An Introduction to the Schrödinger Equation
2. The Motion of Wave Packets
3. Schrödinger Equation as Eigenvalue-Eigenfunction Equation
4. The Solution of the Schrödinger Equation in One Dimension
5. Looking through the Heisenberg-Bohr Microscope
6. The Dirac Description of Quantum Mechanical States
7. The One-Dimensional Harmonic Oscillator
8. Equations of Motion and Classical Correspondence
9. Systems of Two Degrees of Freedom
10. Quantum Paradoxes and the Copenhagen Interpretation
11. Angular Momentum
12. Motion in Central Potential
13. The Hydrogen Atom
14. Electrons in the Electromagnetic Field
15. Spin and Matrices
16. Matrix Mechanics: Two-State Systems
17. The Addition of Angular Momenta
18. Approximation Methods for Stationary States
19. Quantum Systems: Atoms with One and Two Electrons
20. Quantum Systems: Atoms and Molecules
21. Quantum Systems: Fermi and Bose Gases
22. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory and Application to Atomic Radiation and Scattering
23. Scattering Theory
24. The Unfinished Chapter: The Meaning and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics
Appendix. The Delta Function