Quantum mechanics was developed during the first few decades of the twentieth century via a series of inspired guesses made by various physicists, including Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Schroedinger, Heisenberg, Pauli, and Dirac. All these scientists were trying to construct a self-consistent theory of microscopic dynamics that was compatible with experimental observations.
The purpose of this book is to present quantum mechanics in a clear, concise, and systematic fashion, starting from the fundamental postulates, and developing the theory in as logical a manner as possible. Topics covered in the book include the fundamental postulates of quantum mechanics, angular momentum, time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, identical particles, and relativistic electron theory.
Position and Momentum
Orbital Angular Momentum
Spin Angular Momentum
Addition of Angular Momentum
Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
Relativistic Electron Theory
Readership: For graduate students and self-contained or independent study in the field of quantum mechanics.
A clear, concise, and systematic exposition of quantum mechanics at the graduate level makes it appear accessible to even advanced undergraduates
Contains large number of exercises with solutions provided, making it an ideal text for self-contained or independent study