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Quantum Mechanics for Thinkers

1st Edition

By Gennaro Auletta, Shang-Yung Wang

Pan Stanford

500 pages | 70 B/W Illus.

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This book provides quick access to quantum mechanics without dealing with a true textbook that demands proper specialized studies in physics (and related mathematics) for about a couple of years. It consists of three parts: basic formalism, formal development, and ontological issues. The 70 figures are a crucial instrument for becoming acquainted in a "representative" way with abstract problems, and the 30 in-section boxes assist readers understand for difficult mathematical problems. The book offers a considerable number of clear and analytical treatments of what are considered the most difficult conceptual problems of the theory.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Basic Notions. Classical Mechanics. The Superposition Principle. The Quantum State as a Vector. The Quantization. The Complementarity Principle. Formal Developments. Uncertainty Principle. Quantum Dynamics. Angular Momentum and Spin. Conceptual Problems. The Measurement Problem. Non{Locality and Non{Separability. Quantum Information. Interpretation. Bibliography. Author Index. Subject Index. Solutions to Selected Problems.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Quantum Theory
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