A modern approach to quantum mechanics
 Responsibility
 John S. Townsend.
 Language
 English.
 Edition
 2nd ed.
 Imprint
 Mill Valley, Calif. : University Science Books, c2012.
 Physical description
 xvi, 571 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Access
Available online
Engineering Library (Terman)
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QC174.12 .T69 2012  Unknown 
QC174.12 .T69 2012  Unknown 
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Creators/Contributors
 Author/Creator
 Townsend, John S.
Contents/Summary
 Bibliography
 Includes bibliographical references and index.
 Contents

 Preface SternGerlach Experiments Rotation of Basis States and Matrix Mechanics Angular Momentum Time Evolution A System of Two Spin1/2 Particles Wave Mechanics in One Dimension The OneDimensional Harmonic Oscillator Path Integrals Translational and Rotational Symmetry in the TwoBody Problem Bound States of Central Potentials TimeIndependent Perturbations Identical Particles Scattering Photons and Atoms Appendices Index.
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 Publisher's Summary
 Using an innovative approach that students find both accessible and exciting, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition lays out the foundations of quantum mechanics through the physics of intrinsic spin. Written to serve as the primary textbook for an upperdivision course in quantum mechanics, Townsend's text gives professors and students a refreshing alternative to the old style of teaching, by allowing the basic physics of spin systems to drive the introduction of concepts such as Dirac notation, operators, eigenstates and eigenvalues, time evolution in quantum mechanics, and entanglement. Chapters 6 through 10 cover the more traditional subjects in wave mechanicsthe Schrodinger equation in position space, the harmonic oscillator, orbital angular momentum, and central potentialsbut they are motivated by the foundations developed in the earlier chapters. Students using this text will perceive wave mechanics as an important aspect of quantum mechanics, but not necessarily the core of the subject. Subsequent chapters are devoted to perturbation theory, identical particles, scattering, and the interaction of atoms with radiation, and an optional chapter on path integrals is also included. This new edition has been revised throughout to include many more worked examples and endofchapter problems, further enabling students to gain a complete mastery of quantum mechanics. It also includes new sections on quantum teleportation, the density operator, coherent states, and cavity quantum electrodynamics.
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Subjects
 Subject
 Quantum theory > Textbooks.
Bibliographic information
 Publication date
 2012
 ISBN
 9781891389788 (alk. paper)
 1891389785 (alk. paper)