Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
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.
Carefully presents mathematical arguments in their simplest form
Assumes little in the way of prior knowledge
Plenty of worked examples and end of chapter problems
New title in the highly respected Manchester Physics Series