Lectures on Quantum Mechanics
2nd Edition
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 Author: Steven Weinberg
 Date Published: November 2015
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 isbn: 9781107111660
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Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines his exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics. Ideally suited to a oneyear graduate course, this textbook is also a useful reference for researchers. Readers are introduced to the subject through a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schrödinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach. The textbook covers many topics not often found in other books on the subject, including alternatives to the Copenhagen interpretation, Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner–Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, the Dirac theory of constrained canonical systems, general scattering theory, the optical theorem, the 'inin' formalism, the Berry phase, Landau levels, entanglement and quantum computing. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107028722.
Read more Written by Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, recipient of the National Medal of Science and member of the Royal Society and National Academy of Sciences
 Fully updated with six brand new sections for this edition and major additions throughout
 Includes endofchapter problems for students to consolidate the theory through practical application
Reviews & endorsements
Review of previous edition:
"Lectures on Quantum Mechanics must be considered among the very best books on the subject for those who have had a good undergraduate introduction. The integration of clearly explained formalism with cogent physical examples is masterful, and the depth of knowledge and insight that Weinberg shares with readers is compelling."
Mark Srednicki, Physics TodaySee more reviewsReview of previous edition:
"Steven Weinberg, a Nobel Laureate in Physics, has written an exceptionally clear and coherent graduatelevel textbook on modern quantum mechanics. This book presents the physical and mathematical formulations of the theory in a concise and rigorous manner. The equations are all explained stepbystep, and every term is defined. He presents a fresh, integrated approach to teaching this subject with an emphasis on symmetry principles. Weinberg demonstrates his finesse as an excellent teacher and author."
Barry R. Masters, Optics and Photonics NewsReview of previous edition:
"Perhaps what distinguishes this book from the competition is its logical coherence and depth, and the care with which it has been crafted. Hardly a word is misplaced and Weinberg's deep understanding of the subject matter means that he leaves no stone unturned: we are asked to accept very little on faith … it is for the reader to follow Weinberg in discovering the joys of quantum mechanics through a deeper level of understanding: I loved it!"
Jeff Forshaw, CERN CourierReview of previous edition:
"An instant classic … clear, beautifully structured and replete with insights. This confirms [Weinberg's] reputation as not only one of the greatest theoreticians of the past fifty years, but also one of the most lucid expositors. Pure joy."
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×Product details
 Edition: 2nd Edition
 Date Published: November 2015
 format: Hardback
 isbn: 9781107111660
 dimensions: 253 x 180 x 20 mm
 weight: 1.1kg
 contains: 2 tables
 availability: In stock
Table of Contents
Preface
Notation
1. Historical introduction
2. Particle states in a central potential
3. General principles of quantum mechanics
4. Spin
5. Approximations for energy eigenstates
6. Approximations for timedependent problems
7. Potential scattering
8. General scattering theory
9. The canonical formalism
10. Charged particles in electromagnetic fields
11. The quantum theory of radiation
12. Entanglement
Author index
Subject index.
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