Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Nanotechnology and Information Science, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444537872
  • ISBN-13: 9780444537874
  • DDC: 530.12
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 992 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Quantum mechanics transcends classical mechanics at the atomic and subatomic levels. It provides the underlying framework for many subfields of physics, chemistry, and materials science. It is the only way we can understand the structure of materials, from the semiconductors in our computers to the metal in our automobiles. It is the scaffolding supporting much of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This book presents a modern perspective of the fundamentals of quantum theory, with emphasis on applications to nanoscience, nanotechnology, and information-technology. As the frontiers of science have advanced, the curriculum for students in the sciences and engineering 20 years ago is no longer satisfactory. Hence, the emphasis on topics not included in older reference texts, such as quantum information theory, decoherence, and dissipation, and on applications to nanotechnology, including quantum dots, wires and wells.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.
2: The Formalism of Quantum Mechanics.
3: Angular Momentum and Spherical Symmetry.
4: Spin.
5: Quantum Information.
6: Quantum Dynamics and Correlations.
7: Approximation Methods.
8: Identical Particles.
9: Electronic Properties of Solids.
10: Electronic Structure of Multielectron Systems.
11: Molecules.
12: Scattering Theory.
13: Low-Dimensional Quantum Systems.
14: Many-Body Theory.
15: Density Functional Theory.
Linear Algebra.
Some Ordinary Differential Equations.
Vector Analysis.
Fourier Analysis.
Symmetry and Group Theory.