Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

A time-dependent perspective

David Tannor

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: February 1, 2008

Pages: 656 pages

ISBN: 9781891389993 Related titles:


This brilliant text, a completely original manifesto, covers quantum mechanics from a time-dependent perspective in a unified way from beginning to end. Intended for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in quantum mechanics, this text will change the way people think about and teach about quantum mechanics in chemistry and physics departments.

I Pictures and Concepts
1. The Time Dependent Schrödinger Equation
2. The Free Particle Wave Packet
3. The Gaussian Wavepacket
4. Classical-Quantum Correspondence
5. The Wigner Representation
6. Correlation Functions and Spectra
7. One Dimensional Barrier Scattering

II Formal Theory and Methods of Approximation
8. Linear Algebra and Quantum Mechanics
9. Approximate Solutions
10. Semiclassical Mechanics
11. Numerical Methods

III Applications
12. Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
13. Femtosecond Pulse Pair Excitation
14. One- and Two-Photon Electronic Spectroscopy
15. Strong Field Excitation
16. Design of Femtosecond Pulse Sequences to Control Reactions
17. Wavepacket Approach to Photodissociation
18. Wavepacket Approach to Reactive Scattering
19. Projects

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