Problems and Solutions in Quantum Mechanics

Problems and Solutions in Quantum Mechanics

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Kyriakos Tamvakis
Cambridge University Press, 8/11/2005
EAN 9780521840873, ISBN10: 0521840872

Hardcover, 344 pages, 25.4 x 17.8 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

This collection of solved problems corresponds to the standard topics covered in established undergraduate and graduate courses in Quantum Mechanics. Problems are also included on topics of interest which are often absent in the existing literature. Solutions are presented in considerable detail, to enable students to follow each step. The emphasis is on stressing the principles and methods used, allowing students to master new ways of thinking and problem-solving techniques. The problems themselves are longer than those usually encountered in textbooks and consist of a number of questions based around a central theme, highlighting properties and concepts of interest. For undergraduate and graduate students, as well as those involved in teaching Quantum Mechanics, the book can be used as a supplementary text or as an independent self-study tool.

1. Wave functions
2. The free particle
3. Simple potentials
4. The harmonic oscillator
5. Angular momentum
6. Quantum behaviour
7. General motion
8. Many-particle systems
9. Approximation methods
10. Scattering