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A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics

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By: John Townsend

McGraw Hill

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #94085 | ISBN: 0070651191
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Unlike other books, it does not introduce the subject through wave mechanics. A modern approach is introduced, using examples such as detailed discussion of the physics of intrinsic spin.


Stern-Gerlach experiments; rotating basis stages and matrix mechanics; angular momentum; time evolution; a system of two spin-1/2 particles; wave mechanics in one dimension; the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator; path integrals; translational and rotational symmetry in the two-body problem; bound stages of central potentials; time-independent preturbations; identical particles; scattering; photons and atoms. Appendices: electomagnetic units; the addition of angular momenta; dirac delta functions; Gaussian integrals; the Lagrangian for a charge q in a magnetic field; values of physical constants.

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