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Quantum Mechanics Demystified

Quantum Mechanics Demystified
Author: David McMahon
ISBN 13: 9780071455466
ISBN 10: 71455469
Edition: 1
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Publication Date: 2005-11-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 393
List Price: $21.95

  • Fun FORMAT makes this complex subject EASY to GRASP
  • SOLUTIONS to typical problems are EXPLAINED in full DETAIL
  • Perfect for SELF-STUDY or CLASS supplement
  • Great for quick REVIEW or help PREPARE for the Physics Qualifying EXAM


Now anyone can master the basics of quantum mechanics — without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Quantum Mechanics Demystified, physicist (and student-savvy author) David McMahon provides an effective and illuminating way to learn the essentials of quantum mechanics.

With Quantum Mechanics Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time — at your own speed. This unique self-teaching guide is filled with solved examples throughout, and offers problems to try at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses. A final exam serves to reinforce concepts covered in the entire book.

This fast and entertaining self-teaching course makes it much easier to —

  • Master serious quantum mechanics in easy-to-follow steps
  • Cut through the jargon and learn how to do quantum mechanics using worked examples
  • Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of each chapter and a comprehensive final exam
  • Learn about Schrodinger's equation, one dimensional scattering, Hilbert space, and the density operator
  • Find extensive explanations of spin and angular momentum, vector spaces, matrix mechanics, the harmonic oscillator, and the hydrogen atom
  • Perform better on qualifying or placement exams
  • Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself!

Clear enough for beginners but challenging enough for those who already know something about advanced physics, Quantum Mechanics Demystified is the best self-teaching tool you can find!

David McMahon (Albuquerque, NM) works as a researcher in the national labs on nuclear energy. He has advanced degrees in physics and applied mathematics and has written several titles for McGraw-Hill.