Quantum mechanics for scientists and engineers
 Responsibility
 David A.B. Miller.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
 Physical description
 xix, 551 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
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QC174.13 .M556 2008  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Miller, D. A. B.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references (p. [535]538) and index.
 Contents

 How to use this book 1. Introduction 2. Waves and quantum mechanics  Schrodinger's equation 3. The timedependent Schrodinger equation 4. Functions and operators 5. Operators and quantum mechanics 6. Approximation methods in quantum mechanics 7. Timedependent perturbation theory 8. Quantum mechanics in crystalline materials 9. Angular momentum 10. The hydrogen atom 11. Methods for onedimensional problems 12. Spin 13. Identical particles 14. The density matrix 15. Harmonic oscillators and photons 16. Fermion operators 17. Interaction of different kinds of particles 18. Quantum information 19. Interpretation of quantum mechanics Appendices: A. Background mathematics B. Background physics C. Vector calculus D. Maxwell's equations and electromagnetism E. Perturbing Hamiltonian for optical absorption F. Early history of quantum mechanics G. Some useful mathematical formulae H. Greek alphabet I. Fundamental constants Bibliography Memorization list.
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 Publisher's Summary
 If you need a book that relates the core principles of quantum mechanics to modern applications in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, this is it. Students will appreciate the book's applied emphasis, which illustrates theoretical concepts with examples of nanostructured materials, optics, and semiconductor devices. The many worked examples and more than 160 homework problems help students to problem solve and to practise applications of theory. Without assuming a prior knowledge of highlevel physics or classical mechanics, the text introduces Schrodinger's equation, operators, and approximation methods. Systems, including the hydrogen atom and crystalline materials, are analyzed in detail. More advanced subjects, such as density matrices, quantum optics, and quantum information, are also covered. Practical applications and algorithms for the computational analysis of simple structures make this an ideal introduction to quantum mechanics for students of engineering, physics, nanotechnology, and other disciplines. Additional resources available from www.cambridge.org/9780521897839.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Quantum theory.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2008
 ISBN
 0521897831 (cloth)
 9780521897839 (cloth)