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The Quantum Cookbook: Mathematical Recipes for the Foundations for Quantum Mechanics

Jim Baggott


The Quantum Cookbook provides a unique bridge between popular exposition and formal textbook presentation, based on derivations of the iconic equations of quantum mechanics. This is a book for curious readers with some background in physics and sufficient mathematical capability. It aims not to teach readers how to do quantum mechanics but rather helps them to understand how to think about quantum mechanics. Each derivation is presented as a ‘recipe’ with listed ingredients, including standard results from the mathematician’s toolkit, set out in a series of easy-to-follow steps. The recipes ha ... More

Keywords: quantum mechanics, history, philosophy, mathematical derivations, quantum formalism, Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Schrödinger equation, Heisenberg uncertainty principle

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827856
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827856.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jim Baggott, author
Freelance science writer

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