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Quantum Mechanics


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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. Wave Packets, Free Particle Motion, and the Wave Equation. The Schroedinger Equation, the Wave Function, and Operator Algebra. The Principles of Wave Mechanics. The Linear Harmonic Oscillator. Sectionally Constant Potentials in One Dimension. The WKB Approximation. Variational Methods and Simple Perturbation Theory. Vector Spaces in Quantum Mechanics. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Operators, the Uncertainty Relations, and the Harmonic Oscillator. Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics. Spherically Symmetric Potentials. Scattering. The Principles of Quantum Dynamics. The Quantum Dynamics of a Particle. The Spin. Rotations and Other Symmetry Operations. Bound-State Perturbation Theory. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory. The Formal Theory of Scattering. Identical Particles. Applications to Many-Body Systems. Photons and the Electromagnetic Field. Relativistic Electron Theory. Appendix. References. Index.

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Eugen Merzbacher was an American physicist. Merzbacher was born in Berlin and emigrated in 1935 with his family from Germany to Turkey, where his father worked as a chemist. He received his licentiate from University of Istanbul in Turkey in 1943 and taught high school in Ankara for the next four years.

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