978-81-8487-679-6 Publication Year: 2019
Pages: 428 Binding: Paper Back
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 THIRD EDITION:
• Appendix J “Multiple Choice Questions” with solutions (44 pages)
• This is in addition to the four appendices F, G, H, I that were included in the Second Edition
• Problems at the end of each chapter
• Solutions to Problems
Preface / Preface to the Third Edition / 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 / Appendixes / Subject Index.