Item description for Lectures on Quantum Mechanics: Basic Matters by Berthold-Georg Englert...
"Basic Matters" is a first introduction to quantum mechanics that does not assume any prior knowledge of the subject. The emphasis is on the general structure as the necessary foundation of any understanding. Starting from the simplest quantum phenomenon, the Stern-Gerlach experiment with its choice between two discrete outcomes, and ending with one-dimensional continuous systems, the physical concepts and notions as well as the mathematical formalism of quantum mechanics are developed in successive, manageable steps. The presentation is modern in as much as the natural language of the trade - Dirac's kets and bras and so on - is introduced early, and the temporal evolution is dealt with in a picture-free manner, with Schrodinger's and Heisenberg's equations of motion side by side and on equal footing.
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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812569707 ISBN13 9789812569707
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More About Berthold-Georg Englert
Berthold-Georg Englert was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - National University of Singapore.
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Englert edited Julian Schwinger's posthumous Quantum Mechanics book. Englert's books seem to follow Schwinger fairly closely, though Schwinger's measurement symbols aren't used. Englert seems to have put some thought into actually teaching with this approach, which he's simplified, but not dumbed down.
After a brief chapter explaining why classical determinism must be abandoned at the quantum level, the book uses the example of Stern-Gerlach experiments to develop the mathematics of QM, a very satisfying alternative to the usual Olympian axiomatic approach.
This first volume covers about the same material as the first 2 chapters of Sakurai's Modern Quantum Mechanics.