Item description for Lectures on Quantum Mechanics: Simple Systems by Berthold-Georg Englert...
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
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2006
Publisher World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN 9812569731 ISBN13 9789812569738
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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.