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Quantum Mechanics


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0: Preface to the Second Edition 1: A First Look at Quantum Physics 2: Classical Waves 3: The Schrodinger Wave Equation 4: Interpreting the Schrodinger Equation 5: The Infinite Well: Physical Aspects 6: The Infinite Well: Formal Aspects 7: Many Particles in the Infinite Well: The Role of Spin and Indistinguishability 8: Other 1D Potentials 9: The Harmonic Oscillator 10: Alternative Methods of Solution and Approximation Methods 11: Scattering 12: More Formal Topics 13: Operator and Factorization Methods for the Schrodinger Equation 14: Multi-Particle Systems 15: Two-Dimensional Quantum Mechanics 16: The Schrodinger Equation in Three-Dimensions 17: The Hydrogen Atom 18: Gravity and Electromagnetism in Quantum Mechanics 19: Scattering in Three Dimensions Appendices

About the Author

Richard W. Robinett Professor of Physics, Penn State University University Park, PA 16802 USA Undergraduate majors in Mathematics and Physics (Magna cum laude) from the University of Minnesota 1975 Ph. D. (elementary particle theory, grand unified theories) from University of Minnesota, 1981 Postdoctoral research positions at University of Wisconsin, Madison (1981-1983) and University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1803-1986) Assistant, Associate, and then Full Professor in the Department of Physics, Penn State University Assistant/Associate Department Head, Physics Department, Penn State University, 1999 - present Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (Forum on Education) 2003 Robinett, Richard W Penn State University Citation: For his contributions to undergraduate education in quantum mechanics, especially in visualization, and for demonstrated excellence in the training and advising of undergraduate physics majors. Nominated by: Forum on Education


`Review from previous edition ...masterful...a well-written innovative book which stands apart from other undergraduate quantum mechanics texts.' Foundations in Physics `...excellently written... I highly recommend it.' Physics Today `...a valuable resource in the teaching and learning of quantum mechanics.' Journal of Chemical Education `...a comprehensive introduction.' Books Online

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