Quantum Mechanics I: The Fundamentals provides a graduate-level account of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and sub-nuclear levels. It covers basic concepts, mathematical formalism, and applications to physically important systems.The text addresses many topics not typically found in books at this level, includin
Why Was Quantum Mechanics Developed? Schrodinger Equation and Wave Function. Operators, Eigenvalues, Eigenfunctions, and Wave Function. Exactly Solvable Systems I: Bound States. Exactly Solvable Systems II: Scattering States. Matrix Mechanics. Various Pictures in Quantum Mechanics and Density Matrix. Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. Momentum Representation. Wave Packet. Theory of Angular Momentum. Hydrogen Atom. Approximation Methods I: Time-Independent Perturbation Theory. Approximation Methods II: Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory. Approximation Methods III: WKB and Asymptotic Methods. Approximation Methods IV: Variational Method. Scattering Theory. Identical Particles. Relativistic Quantum Theory. Mysteries in Quantum Mechanics. Numerical Methods for Quantum Mechanics. Appendices. Index.