** About the book** Quantum Mechanics describes the phenomena that matter and light exhibit on an atomic scale and so the study of atomic physics, nuclear physics and solid state physics are impossible without a clear understanding of the basic concepts and formalism of Quantum Mechanics. Since Physics deals essentially with numbers – the measurement of physical quantities and the calculations of these quantities on the basis of a theoretical framework – adequate attention has been paid to computation and numerical exercises. This book aims to promote a comprehensive understanding of the subject with illustrative examples.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION:
• Four appendices F, G, H and I.
• The appendices F, G and H are the elaboration of the mathematical tools - Dirac delta function, angular momentum in spherical coordinates and orthogonal curvilinear coordinates - that are used in the text.
• The appendix I on symmetry principles and conservation laws is an important and vital part of physics since almost all laws of nature originate from symmetries. |

**Table of Contents** Preface / Foundations of Quantum Mechanics / Bound States and Potential Barriers / The WKB Approximation / Approximate Methods for Bound States / Angular Momentum, Spin and Isospin / Equations of Motion and Matrix Mechanics / Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory / Interaction of Radiation with Atom / Theory of Scattering / Transformation between Centre-of-Momentum and Laboratory Systems / Relativistic Wave Equations / Appendix A – I / Subject Index.
**Audience**
Postgraduate Students and Teachers |