3rd Edition

Quantum Mechanics
An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers





ISBN 9780367467272
Published December 16, 2020 by CRC Press
328 Pages

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Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers, Third Edition  provides a complete course in quantum mechanics for students of semiconductor device physics and electrical engineering. It provides the necessary background to quantum theory for those starting work on micro- and nanoelectronic structures and is particularly useful for those beginning work with modern semiconductors devices, lasers, and qubits.

This book was developed from a course the author has taught for many years with a style and order of presentation of material specifically designed for this audience. It introduces the main concepts of quantum mechanics which are important in everyday solid-state physics and electronics. Each topic includes examples which have been carefully chosen to draw upon relevant experimental research. It also includes problems with solutions to test understanding of theory.

Full updated throughout, the third edition contains the latest developments, experiments, and device concepts, in addition to three fully revised chapters on operators and expectations and spin angular momentum, it contains completely new material on superconducting devices and approaches to quantum computing.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface to the first edition.........................................................................................vii

Preface to the second edition.....................................................................................ix

Preface to the third edition.........................................................................................xi

Author Biography....................................................................................................xiii

Chapter 1 Waves and Particles...............................................................................1

Chapter 2 The Schrodinger Equation...................................................................29

Chapter 3 Tunneling.............................................................................................69

Chapter 4 Periodic Potentials.............................................................................111

Chapter 5 The Harmonic Oscillator...................................................................129

Chapter 6 Operators and Bases..........................................................................155

Chapter 7 Stationary Perturbation Theory.........................................................179

Chapter 8 Time- Dependent Perturbation Theory...............................................199

Chapter 9 Motion in Centrally Symmetric Potential.........................................215

Chapter 10 Spin Angular Momentum..................................................................243

Chapter 11 An Introduction to Quantum Computing..........................................267

Solutions to Selected Problems ........................................................................... 295

Index ...................................................................................................................... 311

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Biography

David K. Ferry is Regents’ Professor Emeritus in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering atArizona State University. He was also graduate faculty in the Department of Physics and the Materials Science and  Engineering program at ASU, as well as Visiting Professor at Chiba University in Japan. He came to ASU in 1983 following shorter stints at Texas Tech University, the Office of Naval Research, and Colorado State University. In the distant past, he received his doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin, and spent a postdoctoral period at the University of Vienna, Austria. He enjoyed teaching (which he refers to as ‘warping young minds’) and continues active research. The latter is focused on semiconductors, particularly as they apply to nanotechnology and integrated circuits, as well as quantum effects in devices. In 1999, he received the Cledo Brunetti Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a Fellow of this group as well as the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK). He has been a Tennessee Squire since 1971 and an Admiral in the Texas Navy since 1973. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of some 40 books and about 900 refereed scientific contributions. More about him can be found on his home pages http://ferry.faculty.asu.edu/ and http://dferry.net/.