Quantum Physics for Beginners

Zbigniew Ficek

April 6, 2016 by Pan Stanford
Textbook - 340 Pages - 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9789814669382 - CAT# N11434

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Features

  • Includes lucid descriptions of key problems of quantum physics, concentrating on the background derivation, techniques, results, and interpretations
  • Explores problems that have had strong influence on the development of quantum physics and formulation of what we now call modern quantum physics
  • Contains numerous detailed derivations, proofs, worked examples, discussion problems, and a wide range of exercises from simple confidence-builders to fairly challenging problems, hard to find in the previous textbooks on quantum physics
  • Presented in direct and easy language, making it an invaluable tool for the student with little or even no previous knowledge of modern and quantum physics

Summary

The textbook covers the background theory of various effects discussed from first principles, as clearly as possible, to introduce students to the main ideas of quantum physics and to teach the basic mathematical methods and techniques used in the fields of advanced quantum physics, atomic physics, laser physics, nanotechnology, quantum chemistry, and theoretical mathematics. Many of the predictions of quantum physics appear to be contrary to our intuitive perceptions, and the student will learn how it comes about that microscopic objects (particles) behave in unusual ways that are called quantum effects, what we mean by quantum, and where this idea came from. The textbook is supplemented with Problems and Solutions in Quantum Physics, which contains a wide range of tutorial problems from simple confidence builders to fairly challenging problems that provide adequate understanding of the basic concepts of quantum physics.