Rapid advances in quantum optics, atomic physics, particle physics and other areas have been driven by fantastic progress in instrumentation (especially lasers) and computing technology as well as by the ever-increasing emphasis on symmetry and information concepts-requiring that all physicists receive a thorough grounding in quantum mechanics. This book provides a carefully structured and complete exposition of quantum mechanics and illustrates the common threads linking many different phenomena and subfields of physics.
A textbook for a three-semester or four-quarter graduate course introducing the principles of quantum mechanics and their application in various subfields of physics. Assumes a knowledge of the basic facts of atomic and subatomic physics, elementary quantum mechanics at the undergraduate level, classical mechanics, and electromagnetic theory. Explains non-relativistic quantum mechanics in the first two thirds, then delves into many-body theories, quantum electrodynamics, and relativistic particle theory. First published in 1961 and revised in 1970; the third edition has been substantially rewritten to account for the more thorough undergraduate preparation of physics students now. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.