Lectures on quantum mechanics

Lectures on quantum mechanics Quantum Inf Process (2014) 13:2149–2151 DOI 10.1007/s11128-014-0796-9 BOOK REVIEW Marshall Baker Received: 4 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published online: 18 July 2014 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 In his book “Lectures on Quantum Mechanics”, Steven Weinberg presents the material he has covered in a one-year course on quantum mechanics. In his preface, he states that each section of his book roughly corresponds to a seventy-five-minute lecture, indicating that the book is a near representation of the course as he has given it. After having reviewed this book, I am certain that the students had a very good course. The first two chapters begin with a review of the history of the experimental and theoretical problems with classical physics, the subsequent introduction of the uncer- tainty principle, the Schrödinger equation, the probabilistic interpretation of the wave function, the solution of the Schrödinger equation for the Coulomb potential with a discussion of the energy levels and wave functions for the hydrogen atom. In Chapter 3, Weinberg formulates the general principles of quantum mechanics, associating observable physical quantities with Hermitian operators whose eigenvalues and eigenvectors determine the expectation values of the corresponding observables. Symmetries are associated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quantum Information Processing Springer Journals

Lectures on quantum mechanics

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Physics; Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics; Quantum Computing; Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory; Quantum Physics; Mathematical Physics
ISSN
1570-0755
eISSN
1573-1332
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11128-014-0796-9
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Quantum Inf Process (2014) 13:2149–2151 DOI 10.1007/s11128-014-0796-9 BOOK REVIEW Marshall Baker Received: 4 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published online: 18 July 2014 © Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014 In his book “Lectures on Quantum Mechanics”, Steven Weinberg presents the material he has covered in a one-year course on quantum mechanics. In his preface, he states that each section of his book roughly corresponds to a seventy-five-minute lecture, indicating that the book is a near representation of the course as he has given it. After having reviewed this book, I am certain that the students had a very good course. The first two chapters begin with a review of the history of the experimental and theoretical problems with classical physics, the subsequent introduction of the uncer- tainty principle, the Schrödinger equation, the probabilistic interpretation of the wave function, the solution of the Schrödinger equation for the Coulomb potential with a discussion of the energy levels and wave functions for the hydrogen atom. In Chapter 3, Weinberg formulates the general principles of quantum mechanics, associating observable physical quantities with Hermitian operators whose eigenvalues and eigenvectors determine the expectation values of the corresponding observables. Symmetries are associated

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Quantum Information ProcessingSpringer Journals

Published: Jul 18, 2014

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