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Quantum Physics, 3rd Edition

Stephen Gasiorowicz

ISBN: 978-0-471-05700-0 April 2003 352 Pages

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Since the publication of the first edition over 35 years ago, Quantum Physics has been one of the standard quantum mechanics texts for undergraduate physics majors. Its hallmarks are clear, concise exposition and a balance of theory and applications. In the 3rd Edition, the author has made numerous changes—based on feedback from teachers and students—to enhance the book's strengths. One of the author's important goals has been to offer teachers and students a textbook that is manageable in one semester. However, recognizing that some teachers like to go into more depth on certain topics, he has developed a web site where more detailed presentations can be found.

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  1. The Emergence of Quantum Physics
  2. Wave-Particle Duality, Probability and the Schrodinger Equation
  3. Eigenvalues, Eigenfunctions and the Expansion Postulate
  4. One Dimensional Potentials
  5. The General Structure of Wave Mechanics
  6. Operator Methods in Quantum Mechanics
  7. Angular Momentum
  8. The Schrodinger Equation in Three Dimensions and the Hydrogen Atom
  9. Matrix Representation of Operators
  10. Spin
  11. Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
  12. The Real Hydrogen Atom
  13. Many-Particle Systems
  14. About Atoms and Molecules
  15. Time Dependent Perturbation Theory
  16. The Interaction of Charged Particles with the Electromagnetic Field
  17. Radiative Decays
  18. Selected Topics on Radiation
  19. Collision Theory
  20. Entanglement and Its Implications
  • The ordering of chapters has been changed so that the book divides more neatly into the basics of quantum mechanics and the most important applications that one would want to cover in a one-semester course.
  • The discussion of the general structure of wave mechanics and the more abstract description of quantum mechanics (including Dirac Notation) has been expanded.
  • New topics have been added including a discussion of the three-level system and a chapter on entanglement and macroscopic superposition.
  • The ordering of chapters has been changed so that the book divides more neatly into the basics of quantum mechanics and the most important applications that one would want to cover in a one-semester course.
  • The discussion of the general structure of wave mechanics and the more abstract description of quantum mechanics (including Dirac Notation) has been expanded.
  • New topics have been added including a discussion of the three-level system and a chapter on entanglement and macroscopic superposition.
  • The treatment of an electron in a magnetic field has been to late place in the book to form a unit (Chs. 16, 17, and 18) on radiative decays and radiation.