Quantum Mechanics: Non-Relativistic Theory

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - Science - 688 pages
Quantum Mechanics, Third Edition: Non-relativistic Theory is devoted to non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The theory of the addition of angular momenta, collision theory, and the theory of symmetry are examined, together with spin, nuclear structure, motion in a magnetic field, and diatomic and polyatomic molecules.
This book is comprised of 18 chapters and begins with an introduction to the basic concepts of quantum mechanics, with emphasis on the uncertainty principle, the principle of superposition, and operators, as well as the continuous spectrum and the wave function. The following chapters explore energy and momentum; Schrödinger's equation; angular momentum; and motion in a centrally symmetric field and in a magnetic field. Perturbation theory, spin, and the properties of quasi-classical systems are also considered. The remaining chapters deal with the identity of particles, atoms, and diatomic and polyatomic molecules. The final two chapters describe elastic and inelastic collisions.
This monograph will be a valuable source of information for physicists.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 THE BASIC CONCEPTS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS
1
CHAPTER 2 ENERGY AND MOMENTUM
25
CHAPTER 3 SCHRÖDINGERS EQUATION
50
CHAPTER 4 ANGULAR MOMENTUM
82
CHAPTER 5 MOTION IN A CENTRALLY SYMMETRIC FIELD
102
CHAPTER 6 PERTURBATION THEORY
133
CHAPTER 7 THE QUASICLASSICAL CASE
164
CHAPTER 8 SPIN
197
CHAPTER 12 THE THEORY OF SYMMETRY
354
CHAPTER 13 POLYATOMIC MOLECULES
396
CHAPTER 14 ADDITION OF ANGULAR MOMENTA
431
CHAPTER 15 MOTION IN A MAGNETIC FIELD
453
CHAPTER 16 NUCLEAR STRUCTURE
472
CHAPTER 17 ELASTIC COLLISIONS
502
CHAPTER 18 INELASTIC COLLISIONS
591
MATHEMATICAL APPENDICES
647

CHAPTER 9 IDENTITY OF PARTICLES
225
CHAPTER 10 THE ATOM
249
CHAPTER 11 THE DIATOMIC MOLECULE
298

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