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Quantum Physics

Publisher: Surya Publication

DLF, Dilshad Garden Extn. 2

Village: Bhopra, Ghaziabad,

Mob: 09810555668

Main thrust

The guiding principle in writing this book had been to let the reader feel the excitement of understanding the new way of looking at the nature and correlate with the events occurring around.

For whom is this book?

I presume this to be the first exposition of quantum physics for the reader after the Std XII level treatment of topics like Bohr’s model of hydrogen atom, photoelectric effect, radioactivity etc. The treatment is based on sound mathematical treatment but the physical insight is not allowed to get lost in mathematical complexities. I have made effort to tell about the use of the theory developed in application to  physical phenomena in order to create an attachment towards the subject. That is why the title is Quantum Physics and not just Quantum mechanics.

Though the book is written for any person having interest in Physics and looking for a learning material on quantum physics, it can be used as a textbook for a 40-50 hour course on basics quantum mechanics and applications.

Contents in short

New Lessons from Young’s Double-slit Experiment

Lessons from Polarized Light

Material Particles Also Need Wave Description

Position and Linear Momentum of a Particle

Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle

Operator Formulation

Schrödinger Equation

Energy–Time Uncertainty

Probability Current Density

Deep Square Well Potential 

Finite Square Well Potential

Attractive Delta Function Potential 

Linear Harmonic Oscillator

The Step Potential

Barrier Penetration

Angular Momentum

Spin Angular Momentum

Central Potential Problems

Hydrogen Atom

Identical Particles  

Maxwell–Boltzmann Statistics

Bose–Einstein Statistics