Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Forms

Description

This elementary text introduces basic quantum mechanics to undergraduates with no background in mathematics beyond algebra. Containing more than 100 problems, it provides an easy way to learn part of the quantum language and apply it to problems. Emphasizing the matrices representing physical quantities, it describes states simply by mean values of physical quantities or by probabilities for possible values. This approach requires using the algebra of matrices and complex numbers together with probabilities and mean values, a technique introduced at the outset and used repeatedly. Students discover the essential simplicity of quantum mechanics by focusing on basics and working only with key elements of the mathematical structure--an original point of view that offers a refreshing alternative for students new to quantum mechanics.

Details

Author(s)
Thomas F. Jordan
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
134 x 216 x 14mm | 290g
Publication date
20 Dec 2005
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
0486445305
ISBN13
9780486445304
Bestsellers rank
384,505