ISBN 9789351380788,Basic Quantum Mechanics (PB with CD)

Basic Quantum Mechanics (PB with CD)


Ajoy Ghatak


Laxmi Publications

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ISBN 9789351380788

Laxmi Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789351380788

ISBN-10 9351380785


Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)


This undergraduate textbook attempts to present the basic concepts in quantum mechanics with emphasis on application in areas like atomic and molecular spectroscopy, quantum well structures, nuclear physics, astrophysics, solid state physics, etc. It begins with a brief historical introduction to quantum mechanics. This is followed by discussions on wave-particle duality and the uncertainty principle, the Schrodinger equation and its solutions. Chapters have also been devoted to the angular momentum problem, the hydrogen atom problem, the spin half problem and the Stern-Gerlach experiment, the fine structure in one electron atoms and in alkali atoms, the Zeeman effect, the Paschen Back effect and the double well problem. This is followed by a discussion of the matrix method, which has been used to solve the multiple quantum well problem and the multiple barrier problem. The book concludes with solutions to typical continuously varying potentials.

The book is accompanied by a CD which contains a user-friendly software which allows one to obtain numerical solutions corresponding to a large number of physical problems like the free particle problem, the linear harmonic oscillator problem, single and double potential well problems, multiple quantum well problem, multiple barrier problem, etc.

The book should be able to serve as a text for a course on basic quantum mechanics meant for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry and engineering disciplines.