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Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies

Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies

Steven Holzner

ISBN: 978-0-470-58997-7

Dec 2009

312 pages



Hands-on practice in solving quantum physics problems

Quantum Physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels. Like the other titles in our For Dummies Workbook series, Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies allows you to hone your skills at solving the difficult and often confusing equations you encounter in this subject.

  • Explains equations in easy-to-understand terms
  • Harmonic Oscillator Operations, Angular Momentum, Spin, Scattering Theory

Using a proven practice-and-review approach, Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies is all you need to get up to speed in problem solving!


Part I: Getting Started with Quantum Physics.

Chapter 1: The Basics of Quantum Physics: Introducing State Vectors.

Chapter 2: No Handcuffs Involved: Bound States in Energy Wells.

Chapter 3: Over and Over with Harmonic Oscillators.

Part II: Round and Round with Angular Momentum and Spin.

Chapter 4: Handling Angular Momentum in Quantum Physics.

Chapter 5: Spin Makes the Particle Go Round.

Part III: Quantum Physics in Three Dimensions.

Chapter 6: Solving Problems in Three Dimensions: Cartesian Coordinates.

Chapter 7: Going Circular in Three Dimensions: Spherical Coordinates.

Chapter 8: Getting to Know Hydrogen Atoms.

Chapter 9: Corralling Many Particles Together.

Part IV: Acting on Impulse — Impacts in Quantum Physics.

Chapter 10: Pushing with Perturbation Theory.

Chapter 11: One Hits the Other: Scattering Theory.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 12: Ten Tips to Make Solving Quantum Physics Problems Easier.

Chapter 13: Ten Famous Solved Quantum Physics Problems.

Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Avoid Common Errors When Solving Problems.