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Lectures on Quantum Mechanics: Simple Systems [Paperback]

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The reader of "Simple Systems" is not expected to be familiar with the material in "Basic Matters", but should have the minimal knowledge of a standard brief introduction to quantum mechanics with its typical emphasis on one-dimensional position wave functions. The step to Dirac's more abstract and much more powerful formalism is taken immediately, followed by reviews of quantum kinematics and quantum dynamics. The important standard examples (force-free motion, constant force, harmonic oscillator, hydrogen-like atoms) are then treated in considerable detail, whereby a nonstandard perspective is offered wherever it is deemed feasible and useful. A final chapter is devoted to approximation methods, from the Hellmann-Feynman theorem to the WKB quantization rule.

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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   201
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 30, 2006
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  9812569731  
ISBN13  9789812569738  

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The Schwinger approach to quantum mechanics.  Dec 8, 2006
This is the first of 3 volumes (all independent according to the author):

Basic Matters:
A Brutal Fact of Life
Kinematics: How Quantum Systems are Described
Dynamics: How Quantum Systems Evolve
Motion along the x Axis
Elementary Examples

Simple Systems:
Quantum Kinematics Reviewed
Quantum Dynamics Reviewed
Orbital Angular Momentum
Hydrogen-like Atoms
Approximation Methods

Perturbed Evolution:
Basics of Kinematics and Dynamics
Time-Dependent Perturbations
Angular Momentum
External Magnetic Field
Indistinguishable Particles

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.

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