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Problems and Solutions in Quantum Mechanics Hardcover – September 19, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0521840873 ISBN-10: 0521840872

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (September 19, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521840872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521840873
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,521,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

This collection of solved problems corresponds to the standard topics covered in established undergraduate and graduate courses in Quantum Mechanics. Completely up-to-date, problems are also included on topics of current interest which are absent in the existing literature. Solutions are presented in considerable detail, to enable students to follow each step. The emphasis is on stressing the principles and methods used, allowing students to master new ways of thinking and problem-solving techniques. Properties and concepts of interest are also highlighted.

About the Author

Kyriakos Tamvakis is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Ioannina, Greece.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Joe on February 15, 2007
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This is a superb difficult book, not for the faint-hearted. It contains solutions involving Green's Functions and Propagators, not usully found in such books. Don't look for detailed solutions to the "usual suspects" - if they're there, they are there to support the more challening problems. The solutions do not always include as many steps as I like to include. Filling them in adds to one's understanding of the method of solution. I didn't always like the path the book tread and followed a different one - at least I had something to compare to 5 pages later. (The book's solution was nearly always (if not, always) superior to mine. But you know "My solution, right or wrong, but my solution!"

The problems are at a level (and some correspond to) the text by Mertzbacher. I showed the book to my QM professor and his response was to write down the ISBN. Not every type of problem at this level is solved and I would get Zetelli's "Quantum Physics" to fill in gaps, say in WKB and Angular Momentum. There are a number of other useful books, for example, "Problems and Solutions in Quantum Mechanics" written in China based on US university qualifying exam problems, and a short, but very good, book from Cambridge U. Press: Squires - "Problems in Quantum Mechanics - with Solutions" which covers problems through time-dependent perturbation theory.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Let's Compare Options Preptorial TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 25, 2013
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Many of the most used problems in Quantum Mechanics were created by Russian physicists in the early 1960's. Without true quantum computing available perhaps for nearly a decade to come, formulating problems, then explaining answers, is extremely difficult! Dover re-publishes many of the oldies but goodies, but in this field, the oldies are also the current favorites, and just as tough as they were 50 years ago.

This book, and most like it, are pretty sketchy and need a LOT of outside help to "get." Exploring Quantum Mechanics: A Collection of 700+ Solved Problems for Students, Lecturers, and Researchers is the new monolith, or bible, of these types of problems, and is nearly 1,000 pages INCLUDING detailed explanations of how the problems are solved. Before 700, many of the little, cheaper books by Dover etc. were unintelligible.

Now that 700 is out, many others are within reach along with this one, including: Problems in Quantum Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics), Problems and Solutions on Quantum Mechanics: Major American Universities Ph. D. Qualifying Questions and Solutions, Problems in Quantum Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics),
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