Quantum Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers

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Cambridge University Press, 21 avr. 2008 - 574 pages
If you need a book that relates the core principles of quantum mechanics to modern applications in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, this is it. Students will appreciate the book's applied emphasis, which illustrates theoretical concepts with examples of nanostructured materials, optics, and semiconductor devices. The many worked examples and more than 160 homework problems help students to problem solve and to practise applications of theory. Without assuming a prior knowledge of high-level physics or classical mechanics, the text introduces Schrödinger's equation, operators, and approximation methods. Systems, including the hydrogen atom and crystalline materials, are analyzed in detail. More advanced subjects, such as density matrices, quantum optics, and quantum information, are also covered. Practical applications and algorithms for the computational analysis of simple structures make this an ideal introduction to quantum mechanics for students of engineering, physics, nanotechnology, and other disciplines. Additional resources available from www.cambridge.org/9780521897839.
 

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I divide the book into two parts: (a) chapters 1-7, 9-11 and (b) the other chapters. Both parts are of approximately equal size. Part (a) is a very understandable introduction into the Schrödinger ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

ow to use this book
xv
Waves and quantum mechanics Schrodingers equation
xxvii
The timedependent Schrodinger equation
5
Functions and operators
3
Operators and quantum mechanics
13
ppendix F Early history of quantum mechanics
52
Approximation methods in quantum mechanics
54
Timedependent perturbation theory
77
hapter14 The density matrix
135
Harmonic oscillators and photons
154
Fermion operators
183
Interaction of different kinds of particles
206
Quantum information
224
Interpretation of quantum mechanics
241
ppendix A Background mathematics
257
ppendix B Background physics
291

Quantum mechanics in crystalline materials
77
Angular momentum
77
The hydrogen atom
77
Methods for onedimensional problems
77
Spin
97
Identical particles
111
Vector calculus
299
Maxwells equations and electromagnetism ppendix D
309
ppendix E Perturbing Hamiltonian for optical absorption
319
ppendix H Greek alphabet 53
333
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David A. B. Miller received the B.Sc. degree from St Andrews University, and, in 1979, the Ph.D. degree from Heriot-Watt University, both in Physics. He was with Bell Laboratories from 1981 to 1996, as a department head from 1987, latterly of the Advanced Photonics Research Department. He is currently the W. M. Keck Professor of Electrical Engineering, the Director of the Solid State and Photonics Laboratory, and a Co-Director of the Stanford Photonics Research Center at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA. His research interests include physics and devices in nanophotonics, nanometallics, and quantum-well optoelectronics, and fundamentals and applications of optics in information sensing, switching, and processing. He has published more than 200 scientific papers, holds 62 patents, is a Fellow of OSA, IEEE, APS, and the Royal Societies of Edinburgh and London, holds honorary degrees from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Heriot-Watt University, and has received numerous awards.

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