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Essential Quantum Mechanics

Gary Bowman


Quantum mechanics — central not only to physics, but also to chemistry, materials science, and other fields — is notoriously abstract and difficult. This book is a concise, explanatory book that focuses on the fundamental structure, concepts, and methods of quantum mechanics, filling the gap between introductory and advanced studies, between popularizations and technical treatises. Although physical understanding is emphasized, the mathematical sophistication necessary to achieve that understanding is also developed. A modern perspective is adopted throughout, the goal being to gain entry into ... More

Keywords: wavefunction, Dirac notation, Schrödinger equation, quantum state, operator, matrix mechanics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199228928
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228928.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gary Bowman, author
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northern Arizona University