Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell by Gerald D. Mahan

By Gerald D. Mahan

Covering the basics in addition to many unique issues of present curiosity, this is often the main concise, up to date, and available graduate-level textbook on quantum mechanics to be had. Written via Gerald Mahan, a distinctive study physicist and writer of an acclaimed textbook on many-particle physics, Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell is the distillation of decades' instructing experience.

Emphasizing using quantum mechanics to explain real quantum platforms similar to atoms and solids, and wealthy with fascinating purposes, the e-book proceeds from fixing for the houses of a unmarried particle in strength; to fixing for 2 debris (the helium atom); to addressing many-particle platforms. functions contain electron gasoline, magnetism, and Bose-Einstein Condensation; examples are rigorously selected and labored; and every bankruptcy has a variety of homework difficulties, lots of them original.

Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell expertly addresses conventional and smooth themes, together with perturbation thought, WKBJ, variational tools, angular momentum, the Dirac equation, many-particle wave services, Casimir strength, and Bell's Theorem. And it treats many topics--such because the interactions among photons and electrons, scattering thought, and density useful theory--in unprecedented depth.

A helpful addition to the instructing literature, Quantum Mechanics in a Nutshell is splendid for a two-semester course.

  • The so much concise, up to date, and available graduate textbook at the topic
  • Contains the appropriate volume of fabric for a two-semester direction
  • Focuses at the description of exact quantum platforms, together with quite a number functions
  • Covers conventional themes, in addition to these on the frontiers of study
  • Treats in exceptional aspect themes similar to photon-electron interplay, scattering idea, and density sensible thought
  • Includes various homework difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy

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