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Cover Kogan V.I., Galitskiy V.M. Problems in Quantum Mechanics
Id: 8365
21.9 EUR

Problems in Quantum Mechanics

URSS. 376 pp. (English). Hardcover. ISBN 5-88417-224-9.


The present book contains one hundred and sixty problems, most of them simple, in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. Some of these problems were used previously by the authors in their courses at the Moscow Institute of Engineering and Physics. However, the majority were drawn up or selected in the course of work on the book. This book is designed for physics students who are studying quantum mechanics approximately at the level of D. I. Blokhintsev's book or Part II of "Theoretical Physics" by A. S. Kompaneyts. A number of problems is intended primarily for students who are beginning to specialize in theoretical physics and who are partially familiar with the contents of "Quantum Mechanics" by L. D. Landau and Ye. M. Lifshits.

Some problems illustrate individual theoretical questions which have scarcely been considered in textbooks: sudden and adiabatic changes; Heisenberg representation of operators; probability relations in addition of momenta; isotopic spin; parity; and others. The authors have tried to use relatively elementary mathematical tools of quantum mechanics to facilitate use of the book by nontheoretical physicists.

With a few exceptions, the authors have not included in this book problems which are considered in sufficient detail in the basic textbooks mentioned above and in the problem book on quantum mechanics written by V. G. Levich. Therefore, this book should be regarded chiefly as an auxiliary textbook in the study of the above books.


Problems and solutions
Chapter I Operators Constants of Motion
Chapter II Stationary States Penetration of Potential Barriers
Chapter III Computation of Probabilities and Average Values Transformation to Other State Spaces
Chapter IV Matrices Addition of Angular Momenta
Chapter V Variation of States in Time Operators in the Heisenberg Space
Chapter VI Perturbation Theory Sudden and Adiabatic Changes
Chapter Vll The Quasi-Classical Approximation
Chapter VIII Spin Identical Particles
Chapter IX Atoms and Molecules
Chapter X Motion in a Magnetic Field
Chapter XI Theory of Collisions
Chapter ХII Parity Isotopic Spin

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