Intermediate Quantum Mechanics

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Westview Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Science - 396 pages
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Graduate students in both theoretical and experimental physics will find this third edition of Intermediate Quantum Mechanics, refined and updated in 1986, indispensable. The first part of the book deals with the theory of atomic structure, while the second and third parts deal with the relativistic wave equations and introduction to field theory, making Intermediate Quantum Mechanics more complete than any other single-volume work on the subject.
  

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I've only read the chapters on the Klein-Gordon equation and the Dirac equation and its solutions. They're excellent! Bethe takes the time and the few words necessary to explain the details of each derivation instead of doing the usual, "It's clear". He also references the key historical papers on each subject area. 

Contents

MISCELLANEOUS RESULTS FROM
3
IDENTICAL PARTICLES AND SYMMETRY
20
TWOELECTRON ATOMS
31
SELFCONSISTENT FIELD
53
STATISTICAL MODELS
84
ADDITION OF ANGULAR MOMENTA
101
THEORY OF MULTIPLETS ELECTROSTATIC
118
THEORY OF MULTIPLETS SPINORBIT
150
ELASTIC SCATTERING AT LOW ENERGIES
254
FURTHER CORRECTIONS TO ELASTIC
266
ELASTIC SCATTERING OF SPIN PARTICLES
281
INELASTIC SCATTERING AT HIGH ENERGIES
295
Results of Calculation and Comparison with
302
INELASTIC SCATTERING AT LOW ENERGIES
310
SEMICLASSICAL TREATMENT
322
CLASSICAL LIMIT OF QUANTUM
331

MOLECULES
179
SEMICLASSICAL THEORY OF RADIATION
193
INTENSITY OF RADIATION SELECTION
211
PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT
233
ELASTIC SCATTERING AT HIGH ENERGIES
243
KLEINGORDON EQUATION
341
DIRAC EQUATION FORMAL THEORY
349
SOLUTIONS OF THE DIRAC EQUATION
368
Index
391
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About the author (1997)

Hans A. Bethe took his Ph.D. in Munich in 1928. In 1935, he came to Cornell University, where he is now Professor Emeritus. In 1967, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics, primarily for his explanation of the processes by which stars produce their energy. His early scientific work was mainly in the theory of atoms, of the solid state, and of atomic collisions. Later he concentrated on nuclear physics. His explanation of stellar energy grew out of his work in nuclear theory. Recently, he has worked on neutron stars and supernova stars. Roman Jackiw has been professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1969, after spending three years as a Junior Fellow with Harvard University's Society of Fellows. His primary research area is theoretical physics and he has contributed to particle, condensed matter, and gravitational physics. Recently he received the Dannie Heineman Prize for mathematical physics from the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics.

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