Notes on quantum mechanics : a course given at the University of Chicago / by Enrico Fermi.


[Chicago] : University of Chicago Press, 1961.

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Other Title Quantum mechanics
Subjects Kwantummechanica.
Quantum theory.
TheĢorie quantique.
Series Phoenix science series ; PSS512.
Description vii, 171 pages ; 21 cm.
Copyright Date 1961.
Notes Facsimile reproduction of a manuscript.
Also issued online.
Summary "These are the lecture notes as Fermi prepared them in his own hand the last time he gave the course in quantum mechanics at The University of Chicago in 1954. Fermi wrote them directly on hectrograph masters so that copies could be distributed to students who were following the lectures. They have been reproduced in facsimile in order to preserve in as personal a way as possible that unique quality of Fermi's for lecturing simply and clearly on the most essential aspects of a difficult but important subject."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents Optics--mechanics analogy -- Schroendinger equation -- Simple one-dimensional problems -- LInear oscillator -- W.K.B. method -- Spherical harmonics -- Central forces -- Hydrogen atom -- Orthogonality -- Linear operators -- Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions -- Operators for mass point -- Uncertainty principle -- Matrices -- Hermithian matrices--eigenvalue problems -- Unitary matrices--transformations -- Observables -- The angular momentum -- Time dependence of observables--Heisenberg representation -- Conservation theorems -- Time independent perturbation theory--Ritz method -- Case of degeneracy or quasi-degeneracy--hydrogen stark effect -- Time dependent perturbation theory--born approximation -- Emission and absorption of radiation -- Pauli theory of spin -- Electron in central field -- Anomalous Zeeman effect -- Addition of angular momentum vectors -- Atomic multiplets -- Systems with identical particles -- Two electron system -- The hydrogen molecule -- Collision theory -- Dirac theory of the free electron -- Dirac electron in electromagnetic field -- Dirac electron in central field--hydrogen atom -- Transformations of Dirac spinors.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)1448078
(OCoLC)ocm01448078
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WorldCat Identities Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
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