Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics

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Steven Weinberg
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 9/10/2015
EAN 9781107111660, ISBN10: 1107111668

Hardcover, 480 pages, 24.7 x 17.4 x 2 cm
Language: English

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition, to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics, in this fully updated second edition of his successful textbook. Now including six brand new sections covering key topics such as the rigid rotator and quantum key distribution, as well as major additions to existing topics throughout, this revised edition is ideally suited to a one-year graduate course or as a reference for researchers. Beginning with a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach, Weinberg uses his remarkable expertise to elucidate topics such as Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, and general scattering theory. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107111660.

1. Historical introduction
2. Particle states in a central potential
3. General principles of quantum mechanics
4. Spin
5. Approximations for energy eigenstates
6. Approximations for time-dependent problems
7. Potential scattering
8. General scattering theory
9. The canonical formalism
10. Charged particles in electromagnetic fields
11. The quantum theory of radiation
12. Entanglement
Author index
Subject index.