Undergraduates taking a first course on quantum mechanics will find this text an invaluable introduction to the field and help prepare them for more advanced courses.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics:
- Starts from basics, reviewing relevant concepts of classical physics where needed.
- Motivates by considering weird behaviour of quantum particles.
- Presents mathematical arguments in their simplest form.
Editor′s preface to the Manchester Physics Series.
Chapter 1. Planck′s Constant in Action.
Chapter 2. The Schrodinger Equation.
Chapter 3. Position and Momentum.
Chapter 4. Energy and Time.
Chapter 5. Square Wells and Barriers.
Chapter 6. The Harmonic Oscillator.
Chapter 7. Observables and Operators.
Chapter 8. Angular Momentum.
Chapter 9. The Hydrogen Atom.
Chapter 10. Identical Particles.
Hints to Selected problems.
Physical constants and conversion factors.