*University of Mary Washington*

564 pages, $139.95 list

1-57766-321-7

978-1-57766-321-8

© 1997
hardcover

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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.

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“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*

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

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