Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics – C. L. Tang – 1st Edition


Quantum mechanics has evolved from a subject of study in pure physics to one with a wide range of applications in many diverse fields. The basic concepts of quantum mechanics are explained in this book in a concise and easy-to-read manner, leading toward applications in solid-state and optics. Following a logical sequence, the book focuses on key ideas and is conceptually and mathematically self-contained.

The fundamental principles of quantum mechanics are illustrated by showing their application to such as the hydrogen atom, multi-electron ions and atoms, the formation of simple molecules and crystalline solids of practical importance. It leads on from these basic concepts to discuss some of the most significant applications in semiconductor and optics.

Containing many homework problems, the book is suitable for senior-level undergraduate and graduate-level in electrical engineering, material sciences, applied physics and chemistry.

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  • Preface
    1. Classical mechanics vs. quantum mechanics
    2. Basic postulates and mathematical tools
    3. Wave/particle duality and de Borglie waves
    4. Particles at boundaries, potential steps, barriers and in quantum wells
    5. The harmonic oscillator and photons
    6. The hydrogen atom
    7. Multi-electron ions and the periodic table
    8. Interaction of atoms with electromagnetic radiation
    9. Simple molecular orbitals and crystalline structures
    10. Electronic properties of semiconductors and the p-n junction
    11. The density matrix and the quantum mechanic Boltzmann equation
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics: For Solid State Electronics and Optics
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 0521536405
    • ISBN-13: 9780521536400
    • Edition: 1st Edition
    • Topic: Physics
    • Subtopic: Quantum Physics
    • File Type: Solution Manual
    • Idioma: English

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06/03/2016 6:04 am

Example problems in the book can take up several pages showing the majority of steps needed, and can be easily be applied to homework problems in the chapter. Easy read and understandable.

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firew meka
15/03/2017 6:35 pm

A staple of a book for any engineering discipline.

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