Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction

1st Edition

Thomas Banks

CRC Press
Published December 13, 2018
Textbook - 548 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482255065 - CAT# K23993

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Summary

This authoritative, advanced introduction provides a complete, modern perspective on quantum mechanics. It clarifies many common misconceptions regarding wave/particle duality and the correct interpretation of measurements. The author develops the text from the ground up, starting from the fundamentals and presenting information at an elementary level, avoiding unnecessarily detailed and complex derivations in favor of simple, clear explanations. He begins in the simplest context of a two-state system and shows why quantum mechanics is inevitable, and what its relationship is to classical mechanics. He also outlines the decoherence approach to interpreting quantum mechanics.

Distinguishing features:

  • Provides a thorough grounding in the principles and practice of quantum mechanics, including a core understanding of the behavior of atoms, molecules, solids, and light.
  • Utilizes easy-to-follow examples and analogies to illustrate important concepts.
  • Helps develop an intuitive sense for the field, by guiding the reader to understand how the correct formulas reduce to the non-relativistic ones.
  • Includes numerous worked examples and problems for each chapter.

 

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