This book is meant to be a text for a ?rst course in quantum physics. It is assumed that the student has had courses in Modern Physics and in mathematics through differential equations. The book is otherwise self-contained and does not rely on outside resources such as the internet to supplement the material. SI units are used throughoutexcept for those topics for which atomic units are especially convenient. It is our belief that for a physics major a quantum physics textbook should be more than a one- or two-semester acquaintance. Consequently, this book contains material that, while germane to the subject, the instructor might choose to omit because of time limitations. There are topics and examples included that are not normally covered in introductory textbooks. These topics are not necessarily too advanced, they are simply not usually covered. We have not, however, presumed to tell the instructor which topics must be included and which may be omitted. It is our intention that omitted subjects are available for future reference in a book that is already familiar to its owner. In short, it is our hope that the student will use the book as a reference after having completed the course. We have included at the end of most chapters a "Retrospective" of the chapter. Thisis notmeanttobemerelya summary,but,rather,anoverviewoftheimportance ofthe material andits placein the contextofpreviousandforthcomingchapters.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 530
Weight: 2090 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book is meant to be used for a first course in quantum mechanics and assumes that the student has taken a modern physics course and has had mathematics through differential equations. ... The book reviews how to sketch wave functions for a variety of 1-D potentials and addresses the standard calculations for special cases. ... Overall, this is an excellent book ... . Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates." (E. Kincanon, Choice, Vol. 46 (8), April, 2009)
"This textbook provides an introduction to quantum mechanics at an elementary level. ... The presentation of the topics is very good and pedagogical. ... Finally, many exercises and their solutions ... are given. All in all, this book provides an excellent introduction to the field of quantum physics. It will be very useful to beginning students in quantum mechanics, and also to lecturers on this topic. It is highly recommended as a basis for a course, or even for self-study." (Axel Maas, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2009 m)