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Quantum Mechanics for Pedestrians 2

Applications and Extensions

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This book, the second in a two-volume set, provides an introduction to the basics of (mainly) non-relativistic quantum mechanics. While the first volume addresses the basic principles, this second volume discusses applications and extensions to more complex problems. In addition to topics dealt with in traditional quantum mechanics texts, such as symmetries or many-body problems, it also treats issues of current interest such as entanglement, Bell's inequality, decoherence and various aspects of quantum information in detail. Furthermore, questions concerning the basis of quantum mechanics and epistemological issues which are relevant e.g. to the realism debate are discussed explicitly. A chapter on the interpretations of quantum mechanics rounds out the book. Readers are introduced to the requisite mathematical tools step by step. In the appendix, the most relevant mathematics is compiled in compact form, and more advanced topics such as the Lenz vector, Hardy's experiment and Shor's algorithm are treated in more detail. As an essential aid to learning and teaching, 130 exercises are included, most of them with solutions. This revised second edition is expanded by an introduction into some ideas and problems of relativistic quantum mechanics. In this second volume, an overview of quantum field theory is given and basic conceptions of quantum electrodynamics are treated in some detail. Originally written as a course for students of science education, the book addresses all those science students and others who are looking for a reasonably simple, fresh and modern introduction to the field.

Product code: 9783030004668

ISBN 9783030004668
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156xS31
No. Of Pages 586
Series Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics
Publisher Springer
Edition 2nd 2018 ed.
This book provides an introduction into the fundamentals of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. The second of a two-volume reference, it discusses applications and extensions to more complex problems. Includes exercises and problems with solutions.