Why the Quantum Field Theory?
Quantum Mechanics II: Advanced Topics uses more than a decade of research and the authors' own teaching experience to expound on some of the more advanced topics and current research in quantum mechanics. A follow-up to the authors introductory book Quantum Mechanics I: The Fundamentals, this book begins with a chapter on quantum field theory, and goes on to present basic principles, key features, and applications. It outlines recent quantum technologies and phenomena, and introduces growing topics of interest in quantum mechanics. The authors describe promising applications that include ghost imaging, detection of weak amplitude objects, entangled two-photon microscopy, detection of small displacements, lithography, metrology, and teleportation of optical images. They also present worked-out examples and provide numerous problems at the end of each chapter.
Establishes a Need for the Quantum Field Theory
Consisting of ten chapters, this illuminating text:Covers the basic ideas of both classical and quantum field theoriesHighlights path integral formalism, supersymmetric quantum mechanics, coherent and squeezed states, Berry's phase, Aharonov-Bohm and Sagnac effects, and Wigner functionAddresses basic principles, salient features, and applicationsDescribes basic concepts of quantum computers, some of the quantum algorithms, and features of quantum computation Explores advances made in the field of quantum cryptographyProvides a brief and compact introduction to topics of growing interest including quantum versions of theory of gravity, Zeno effect, teleportation, games, cloning, diffusion, and chaos Focuses on the theoretical aspects of various advanced topics Outlines some of the quantum technologies and/or technological applications of quantum phenomena Presents the basic principles and salient features of ghost imaging, detection of weak amplitude object and small displacements, entangled two-photon microscopy, quantum lithography, metrology, and teleportation of optical images Contains several worked-out problems at the end of each chapter Includes material that can be covered in an advanced course on quantum mechanics
Quantum Mechanics II: Advanced Topics addresses the basic principles and current research on various topics in quantum mechanics, and is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in physics, chemistry, and engineering with an interest in quantum mechanics.
Publisher: Apple Academic Press Inc.
Number of pages: 313
Weight: 588 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 19 mm
"The second volume of this textbook contains many advanced topics of current research in quantum mechanics. The problems concerning the considered subject are included at the end of any chapter. The textbook is intended for graduate students and also as a reference book. Doubtless advantage of this tutorial is to have material on current research, such as supersymmetric quantum mechanics, coherent and squeezed states, Sagnac effect, quantum computers, quantum cryptography, and so on. A separate chapter is devoted to discussing some of the issues that are at the forefront of current research: quantum gravity, quantum Zeno effect, quantum teleportation, quantum games, quantum cloning, quantum diffusion, and quantum chaos."
-Zentralblatt MATH 1318
"... excellent, up-to-date ... can be used as either a two-to-three-semester graduate text or as a standalone reference book. Quantum Mechanics I: The Fundamentals covers the canonical basics and Quantum Mechanics II: Advanced Topics covers a range of modern developments from introductory quantum field theory through quantum information theory and other quantum technologies, such as quantum metrology and imaging, that are not discussed in other sources ... I recommend this set highly."
-Dr. Jonathan P. Dowling, Hearne Professor of Theoretical Physics and Co-Director, Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, Louisiana State University, and Author of Schroedinger's Killer App: Race to Build the World's First Quantum Computer
"Be assured ... these two books by Rajasekar and Velusamy will definitely tell you how to do quantum mechanics."
-Dr. K.P.N. Murthy, Professor, School of Physics and Director, Centre for Integrated Studies, University of Hyderabad
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