Introductory Applied Quantum and Statistical MechanicsISBN: 9780471202769
785 pages
March 2004

* Theoretical results supported with realworld systems and applications.
* Includes worked examples and selfstudy questions.
* Solutions manual available.
PART I: FOUNDATIONS.
1. Particles and Waves.
2. Probability Amplitudes.
3. The Origins of Quantum Mechanics.
4. The Schrödinger Equation and Wave Packet Solutions.
5. Operators, Expectation Values, and Ehrenfest's Theorem.
PART II: THE TIMEINDEPENDENT SCHRÖDINGER EQUATION.
6. Eigenfunctions and Eigenvalues.
7. Piecewise Constant Potentials: I.
8. Piecewise Constant Potentials: II.
PART III: THE SIMPLE HARMONIC OSCILLATOR.
9. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator I.
10. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator II: Operators.
11. The Simple Harmonic Oscillator III: Wave Packet Solutions.
12. The Quantum LC Circuit.
PART IV: USEFUL APPROXIMATIONS.
13. Overview of Approximate Methods for Eigenfunctions.
14. The WKB Approximation.
15. The Variational Method.
16. Finite Basis Approximation.
PART V: THE TWOLEVEL SYSTEM.
17. The Twolevel System with Static Coupling.
18. Th e Twolevel System with Dynamical Coupling.
19. Coupld Twolevel System and Simple Harmonic Oscillator.
PART VI: QUANTUM SYSTEMS WITH MANY DEGREES OF FREEDOM.
20. Problems in More than One Dimension.
21. Electromagnetic Field Quantization I: Resonator Fields.
22. Electromagnetic Field Quantization II: Freespace Fields.
23. The Density of States.
24. The Golden Rules: The Calculation of Transition Raes.
PART VII: STATISTICAL MECHANICS.
25. Basic Concepts of Statistical Mechanics.
26. Microscopic Quantum Systems in Equilibrium with a Reservoir.
27. Statistical Models Applied to Metals and Semiconductors.
PART VIII: HYDROGEN ATOM, HELIUM ATOM, AND MOLECULAR HYDROGEN.
28. The Hydrogen Atom I: The Classical Problems.
29. The Hydrogen Atom II: The Quantum Problem.
30. The Hydrogen Atom III: Applications.
31. TwoElectron Atoms and Ions.
32. Molecular Hydrogen I: H_{2}^{+} and H_{2} Electronic Orbitals.
33. Molecular Hydrogen II: Vibrational and Rotational States.
PART IX: APPENDICES.
Appendix A: Gaussian Integrals.
Appendix B: The Fourier Transform of a Plane Wave.
Appendix C: The Probability Flux.
Appendix D: The Cascaded Matrix Method.
Appendix E: The Creation Operator Raises the Index.
Appendix F: Canonical Quantization.
Appendix G: Wave Packet Incident on a "Gentle" Potential Step.
Appendix H: The WKB Representation for Allowed Regions.
Appendix I: The WKB Representation for Forbidden Regions.
Appendix J: Matrix Elements for the Quartic Well.
Appendix K: Normalization, and the Unity Operator.
Appendix L: The Density Operator and Density Matrix.
Appendix M: The Twolevel System Hamiltonian.
Appendix N: Thinking about Dirac Notation.
Appendix O: Coordinate Rotation and the Twodimensional SHO.
Appendix P: Conservation Law for the Electromagnetic Energy Density.
Appendix Q: The Grand Partition Function.
Appendix R: Analytic Results for Metals Properties.
Appendix S: Saha Equilibrium for a Hydrogen Plasma.
Appendix T: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
Appendix U: The Atomic Force Microscope.
Appendix V: The Heisenberg Picture.
References.
Index.