Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics: From Angular Momentum to Supersymmetry (PBK), 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics

From Angular Momentum to Supersymmetry (PBK), 1st Edition

By M Chaichian, R Hagedorn

CRC Press

318 pages | 46 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9780750304085
pub: 1997-01-01
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Symmetries in Quantum Mechanics: From Angular Momentum to Supersymmetry (PBK) provides a thorough, didactic exposition of the role of symmetry, particularly rotational symmetry, in quantum mechanics. The bulk of the book covers the description of rotations (geometrically and group-theoretically) and their representations, and the quantum theory of angular momentum. Later chapters introduce more advanced topics such as relativistic theory, supersymmetry, anyons, fractional spin, and statistics. With clear, in-depth explanations, the book is ideal for use as a course text for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students in physics and those specializing in theoretical physics. It is also useful for researchers looking for an accessible introduction to this important area of quantum theory.


"… a useful complement to the existing literature."

-Mathematical Reviews

Table of Contents


Symmetry in quantum mechanics

Rotations in three-dimensional space

Angular momentum operators and eigenstates

Addition of angular momenta

Representations of the rotation group

The Jordan-Schwinger construction and representations

Irreducible tensors and tensor operators

Peculiarities of two-dimensional rotations: anyons, fractional spin and statistics

A brief glance at relativistic problems

Supersymmetry in quantum mechanics and particle physics



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SCIENCE / Quantum Theory