Lectures on quantum mechanics
 Author/Creator
 Weinberg, Steven, 1933
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
 Physical description
 xix, 358 p. ; 26 cm.
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Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references.
 Contents

 Preface
 Notation
 1. Historical introduction
 2. Particle states in a central potential
 3. General principles of quantum mechanics
 4. Spin et cetera
 5. Approximations for energy eigenvalues
 6. Approximations for timedependent problems
 7. Potential scattering
 8. General scattering theory
 9. The canonical formalism
 10. Charged particles in electromagnetic fields
 11. The quantum theory of radiation
 12. Entanglement.
 Summary
 "Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines his exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics. Ideally suited to a oneyear graduate course, this textbook is also a useful reference for researchers. Readers are introduced to the subject through a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach. The textbook covers many topics not often found in other books on the subject, including alternatives to the Copenhagen interpretation, Bloch waves and band structure, the WignerEckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, the Dirac theory of constrained canonical systems, general scattering theory, the optical theorem, the 'inin' formalism, the Berry phase, Landau levels, entanglement, and quantum computing. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107028722" Provided by publisher.
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 Publication date
 2013
 Responsibility
 Steven Weinberg.
 ISBN
 9781107028722
 1107028728