Quantum Mechanics For Pedestrians 1: Fundamentals by Jochen PadeQuantum Mechanics For Pedestrians 1: Fundamentals by Jochen Pade

Quantum Mechanics For Pedestrians 1: Fundamentals

byJochen Pade

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This book provides an introduction into the fundamentals of non-relativistic quantum mechanics. In Part 1, the essential principles are developed. Applications and extensions of the formalism can be found in Part 2. 

The book includes not only material that is presented in traditional textbooks on quantum mechanics, but also discusses in detail current issues such as interaction-free quantum measurements, neutrino oscillations, various topics in the field of quantum information as well as fundamental problems and epistemological questions, such as the measurement problem, entanglement, Bell's inequality, decoherence, and the realism debate. A chapter on current interpretations of quantum mechanics concludes the book. 

To develop quickly and clearly the main principles of quantum mechanics and its mathematical formulation, there is a systematic change between wave mechanics and algebraic representation in the first chapters. The required mathematical tools are introduced step by step. Moreover, the appendix collects compactly the most important mathematical tools that supplementary literature can be largely dispensed. In addition, the appendix contains advanced topics, such as Quantum- Zeno effect, time-delay experiments, Lenz vector and the Shor algorithm. About 250 exercises, most of them with solutions, help to deepen the understanding of the topics. 
Jochen Pade studied physics in Freiburg (Germany), where he received his PhD in theoretical physics in 1978. Since 1980, he has been a lecturer at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg (Germany). His research interests are: Theoretical physics, didactics and popularisation of science.
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Title:Quantum Mechanics For Pedestrians 1: FundamentalsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pagesPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319007971

ISBN - 13:9783319007977

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Table of Contents

Towards the Schrödinger Equation.- Polarization.- More on the Schrödinger Equation.- Complex Vector Spaces and Quantum Mechanics.- Two Simple Solutions of the Schrödinger Equation.- Interaction-Free Measurement.- Position Probability.- Neutrino Oscillations.- Expectation Value, Mean Value, Measured Value.- Stopover - Quantum Cryptography.- Abstract Notation.- Continuous Spectra.- Operators.- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics.