This textbook 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 going on to work with semiconductors and lasers.
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. For the second edition significant new material has been added to each chapter, providing updated connections with relevant experiments and device concepts. New references and new problems are included.
Waves and particles. The Schrödinger equation. Tunnelling. The harmonic oscillator. Basis functions, operators, and quantum dynamics. Stationary perturbation theory. Time-dependent perturbation theory. Motion in centrally symmetric potentials. Electrons and anti-symmetry. Solutions to selected problems Index.