# An introduction to quantum theory / Jeff Greensite.

Material type: TextSeries: IOP (Series). Release 3. | IOP expanding physicsPublisher: Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2017]Description: 1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color)Content type: text Media type: electronic Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780750311670; 9780750311694Subject(s): Quantum theory | Quantum physics (quantum mechanics & quantum field theory) | SCIENCE / Physics / Quantum TheoryAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 530.12 LOC classification: QC174.12 | .G745 2017ebOnline resources: Click here to access online Also available in print.Item type | Current library | Call number | Status | Date due | Barcode |
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Includes bibliographical references.

Preface -- part I. Fundamentals -- 1. The classical state -- 2. Origins of quantum mechanics -- 3. The wave-like behavior of electrons -- 4. The quantum state -- 5. Dynamics of the quantum state -- 6. Energy and uncertainty -- 7. Operators and observations

part II. Exact solutions -- 8. Rectangular potentials -- 9. The harmonic oscillator -- 10. Symmetry and degeneracy -- 11. Angular momentum -- 12. The hydrogen atom

part III. Aspects of spin -- 13. Electron spin -- 14. The addition of angular momentum -- 15. Identical particles -- 16. Live wires and dead stars

part IV. Approximation methods -- 17. Time-independent perturbation theory -- 18. Time-dependent potentials -- 19. Atoms and light -- 20. The WKB approximation -- 21. The variational method -- 22. Scattering theory

part V. Advanced topics -- 23. Bras and kets, and canonical quantization -- 24. Entangled states -- 25. The interpretations of quantum mechanics -- 26. The Feynman path integral -- 27. A glimpse of quantum field theory.

Written in a lucid and engaging style, the author takes readers from an overview of classical mechanics and the historical development of quantum theory through to advanced topics. The mathematical aspects of quantum theory necessary for a firm grasp of the subject are developed in the early chapters, but an effort is made to motivate that formalism on physical grounds. Including animated figures and their respective Mathematica(R) codes, this book provides a complete and comprehensive text for students in physics, maths, chemistry and engineering needing an accessible introduction to quantum mechanics.

Advanced undergraduate and early graduate students in physics.

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Jeff Greensite is a Professor of Physics at San Francisco State University with interests in theoretical high-energy physics, lattice gauge theory, quantum gravity, and string theory.

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