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Books > Science & Mathematics > Physics > Quantum physics (quantum mechanics)

Quantum Mechanics (Paperback, 2nd edition): B.H. Bransden, C.J. Joachain Quantum Mechanics (Paperback, 2nd edition)
B.H. Bransden, C.J. Joachain
R1,483 Discovery Miles 14 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

@lt;P@gt;This book gives a modern, comprehensive introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics, to the main approximation methods and to the application of quantum theory to a wide variety of systems. The needs of students having an average mathematical ability are kept very much in mind, with the avoidance of complex mathematical arguments and any undue compression of material@lt;/P@gt;

Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition): David McIntyre, Corinne... Quantum Mechanics: Pearson New International Edition (Paperback, Pearson New International Edition)
David McIntyre, Corinne Manogue, Janet Tate
R1,458 Discovery Miles 14 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This innovative new text approaches Quantum Mechanics in a manner more closely aligned with the methods used in real modern physics research. Most texts start with a bit of history and then move directly to wave-particle problems with the incumbent heavy mathematical analysis; McIntyre, Manogue, and Tate aim to ground the student's knowledge in experimental phenomena and use a more approachable, less intimidating, more powerful mathematical matrix model. Beginning with the Stern-Gerlach experiments and the discussion of spin measurements, and using bra-ket notation, Quantum Mechanics introduces students to an important notational system that is used throughout quantum mechanics. This non-traditional presentation is designed to enhance students' understanding and strengthen their intuitive grasp of the subject, and has been class tested extensively. The text takes advantage of the versatile SPINS software, which allows the student to simulate Stern-Gerlach measurements in succession. This interaction gets to the heart of Quantum Mechanics, and introduces the student to the mathematics they will be using throughout the course. A solid alternative to the classical texts currently available, it is designed for junior- to senior-level Quantum Mechanics courses taken by physics majors.

Modern Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): J.J. Sakurai, Jim Napolitano Modern Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
J.J. Sakurai, Jim Napolitano
R1,594 Discovery Miles 15 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Modern Quantum Mechanics is a classic graduate level textbook, covering the main concepts from quantum mechanics in a clear, organized and engaging manner. The original author, J. J. Sakurai, was a renowned particle theorist. This third edition, revised by Jim Napolitano, introduces topics that extend its value into the twenty-first century, such as modern mathematical techniques for advanced quantum mechanical calculations, while at the same time retaining fundamental topics such as neutron interferometer experiments, Feynman path integrals, correlation measurements, and Bell's inequalities. A solutions manual is available.

A Cambridge Quantum Mechanics Primer (Paperback, 2nd Enhanced edition): Mark Warner, Anson Cheung A Cambridge Quantum Mechanics Primer (Paperback, 2nd Enhanced edition)
Mark Warner, Anson Cheung
R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Elementary Particle Physics - An Intuitive Introduction (Hardcover): Andrew J. Larkoski Elementary Particle Physics - An Intuitive Introduction (Hardcover)
Andrew J. Larkoski
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This modern introduction to particle physics equips students with the skills needed to develop a deep and intuitive understanding of the physical theory underpinning contemporary experimental results. The fundamental tools of particle physics are introduced and accompanied by historical profiles charting the development of the field. Theory and experiment are closely linked, with descriptions of experimental techniques used at CERN accompanied by detail on the physics of the Large Hadron Collider and the strong and weak forces that dominate proton collisions. Recent experimental results are featured, including the discovery of the Higgs boson. Equations are supported by physical interpretations, and end-of-chapter problems are based on datasets from a range of particle physics experiments including dark matter, neutrino, and collider experiments. A solutions manual for instructors is available online. Additional features include worked examples throughout, a detailed glossary of key terms, appendices covering essential background material, and extensive references and further reading to aid self-study, making this an invaluable resource for advanced undergraduates in physics.

An Invitation to Applied Category Theory - Seven Sketches in Compositionality (Paperback): Brendan Fong, David I. Spivak An Invitation to Applied Category Theory - Seven Sketches in Compositionality (Paperback)
Brendan Fong, David I. Spivak
R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Category theory is unmatched in its ability to organize and layer abstractions and to find commonalities between structures of all sorts. No longer the exclusive preserve of pure mathematicians, it is now proving itself to be a powerful tool in science, informatics, and industry. By facilitating communication between communities and building rigorous bridges between disparate worlds, applied category theory has the potential to be a major organizing force. This book offers a self-contained tour of applied category theory. Each chapter follows a single thread motivated by a real-world application and discussed with category-theoretic tools. We see data migration as an adjoint functor, electrical circuits in terms of monoidal categories and operads, and collaborative design via enriched profunctors. All the relevant category theory, from simple to sophisticated, is introduced in an accessible way with many examples and exercises, making this an ideal guide even for those without experience of university-level mathematics.

Ultracold Atomic Physics (Hardcover): Hui Zhai Ultracold Atomic Physics (Hardcover)
Hui Zhai
R1,381 Discovery Miles 13 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The field of ultracold atomic physics has developed rapidly during the last two decades, and currently encompasses a broad range of topics in physics, with a variety of important applications in topics ranging from quantum computing and simulation to quantum metrology, and can be used to probe fundamental many-body effects such as superconductivity and superfluidity. Beginning with the underlying and including the most cutting-edge experimental developments, this textbook covers essential topics such as Bose-Einstein condensation of alkali atoms, studies of BEC-BCS crossover in degenerate Fermi gas, synthetic gauge fields and Hubbard models, and many-body localization and dynamical gauge fields. Key physical concepts, such as symmetry and universality highlight the connections between different systems, and theory is developed with plain derivations supported by experimental results. This self-contained and modern text will be invaluable for researchers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying cold atom physics, from both a theoretical and experimental perspective.

Quantum Computation and Quantum Information - 10th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover, Anniversary): Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L.... Quantum Computation and Quantum Information - 10th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover, Anniversary)
Michael A. Nielsen, Isaac L. Chuang
R1,609 R1,488 Discovery Miles 14 880 Save R121 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

One of the most cited books in physics of all time, Quantum Computation and Quantum Information remains the best textbook in this exciting field of science. This 10th anniversary edition includes an introduction from the authors setting the work in context. This comprehensive textbook describes such remarkable effects as fast quantum algorithms, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography and quantum error-correction. Quantum mechanics and computer science are introduced before moving on to describe what a quantum computer is, how it can be used to solve problems faster than 'classical' computers and its real-world implementation. It concludes with an in-depth treatment of quantum information. Containing a wealth of figures and exercises, this well-known textbook is ideal for courses on the subject, and will interest beginning graduate students and researchers in physics, computer science, mathematics, and electrical engineering.

Operators and Representation Theory - Canonical Models for Algebras of Operators Arising in Quantum Mechanics (Paperback,... Operators and Representation Theory - Canonical Models for Algebras of Operators Arising in Quantum Mechanics (Paperback, Dover)
Palle E. T. Jorgensen; Foreword by William Klink
R423 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R65 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Algebras of operators arise frequently in the study of representations of Lie groups, both finite-dimensional and infinite-dimensional. This book begins with extensive background material that covers definitions and terminology, operators in Hilbert space, and the imprimitivity theorem.
Advancing to considerations of the algebras of operators in Hilbert space, the heart of the text examines domains of representations, operators in the enveloping algebra, and spectral theory. The final section explores covariant representations and connections, with a particular focus on infinite-dimensional Lie algebras. A helpful Appendix on the integrability of Lie algebras concludes the text.

Mathematics for Quantum Mechanics - An Introductory Survey of Operators, Eigenvalues, and Linear Vector Spaces (Paperback):... Mathematics for Quantum Mechanics - An Introductory Survey of Operators, Eigenvalues, and Linear Vector Spaces (Paperback)
John David Jackson
R199 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R34 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This concise text for advanced undergraduates and graduate students covers eigenvalue problems in classical physics, orthogonal functions and expansions, the Sturm-Liouville theory and linear operators on functions, and linear vector spaces. It emphasizes the unity of a variety of techniques and is enduringly relevant to many physical systems. 1962 edition.

Quantum Field Theory - From Basics to Modern Topics (Hardcover): Francois Gelis Quantum Field Theory - From Basics to Modern Topics (Hardcover)
Francois Gelis
R1,552 Discovery Miles 15 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This modern text combines fundamental principles with advanced topics and recent techniques in a rigorous and self-contained treatment of quantum field theory.Beginning with a review of basic principles, starting with quantum mechanics and special relativity, students can refresh their knowledge of elementary aspects of quantum field theory and perturbative calculations in the Standard Model. Results and tools relevant to many applications are covered, including canonical quantization, path integrals, non-Abelian gauge theories, and the renormalization group. Advanced topics are explored, with detail given on effective field theories, quantum anomalies, stable extended field configurations, lattice field theory, and field theory at a finite temperature or in the strong field regime. Two chapters are dedicated to new methods for calculating scattering amplitudes (spinor-helicity, on-shell recursion, and generalized unitarity), equipping students with practical skills for research. Accessibly written, with numerous worked examples and end-of-chapter problems, this is an essential text for graduate students. The breadth of coverage makes it an equally excellent reference for researchers.

Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics (Paperback): D.P. Craig Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics (Paperback)
D.P. Craig
R419 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Of equal value to students and experts, this self-contained, systematic introduction features formal derivations of the quantized field matrix elements for numerous laser-molecule interaction effects: one- and two-photon absorption and emission, Rayleigh and Raman scattering, linear and nonlinear optical processes, the Lamb shift, and much more.

Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Steven Weinberg Lectures on Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Steven Weinberg
R1,048 Discovery Miles 10 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg combines exceptional physical insight with his gift for clear exposition, to provide a concise introduction to modern quantum mechanics, in this fully updated second edition of his successful textbook. Now including six brand new sections covering key topics such as the rigid rotator and quantum key distribution, as well as major additions to existing topics throughout, this revised edition is ideally suited to a one-year graduate course or as a reference for researchers. Beginning with a review of the history of quantum mechanics and an account of classic solutions of the Schroedinger equation, before quantum mechanics is developed in a modern Hilbert space approach, Weinberg uses his remarkable expertise to elucidate topics such as Bloch waves and band structure, the Wigner-Eckart theorem, magic numbers, isospin symmetry, and general scattering theory. Problems are included at the ends of chapters, with solutions available for instructors at www.cambridge.org/9781107111660.

From Matter to Life - Information and Causality (Hardcover): Sara Imari Walker, Paul C.W. Davies, George F. R. Ellis From Matter to Life - Information and Causality (Hardcover)
Sara Imari Walker, Paul C.W. Davies, George F. R. Ellis
R728 Discovery Miles 7 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin. Fresh insights from a broad and authoritative range of articulate and respected experts focus on the transition from matter to life, and hence reconcile the deep conceptual schism between the way we describe physical and biological systems. A unique cross-disciplinary perspective, drawing on expertise from philosophy, biology, chemistry, physics, and cognitive and social sciences, provides a new way to look at the deepest questions of our existence. This book addresses the role of information in life, and how it can make a difference to what we know about the world. Students, researchers, and all those interested in what life is and how it began will gain insights into the nature of life and its origins that touch on nearly every domain of science.

Model Checking Quantum Systems - Principles and Algorithms (Hardcover): Mingsheng Ying, Yuan Feng Model Checking Quantum Systems - Principles and Algorithms (Hardcover)
Mingsheng Ying, Yuan Feng
R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Model checking is one of the most successful verification techniques and has been widely adopted in traditional computing and communication hardware and software industries. This book provides the first systematic introduction to model checking techniques applicable to quantum systems, with broad potential applications in the emerging industry of quantum computing and quantum communication as well as quantum physics. Suitable for use as a course textbook and for self-study, graduate and senior undergraduate students will appreciate the step-by-step explanations and the exercises included. Researchers and engineers in the related fields can further develop these techniques in their own work, with the final chapter outlining potential future applications.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): David J. Griffiths, Darrell F. Schroeter Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
David J. Griffiths, Darrell F. Schroeter
R1,569 R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Save R147 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Changes and additions to the new edition of this classic textbook include a new chapter on symmetries, new problems and examples, improved explanations, more numerical problems to be worked on a computer, new applications to solid state physics, and consolidated treatment of time-dependent potentials.

Quantum Theory of Materials (Hardcover): Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos Quantum Theory of Materials (Hardcover)
Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos
R1,681 Discovery Miles 16 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This accessible new text introduces the theoretical concepts and tools essential for graduate-level courses on the physics of materials in condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering. Topics covered range from fundamentals such as crystal periodicity and symmetry, and derivation of single-particle equations, to modern additions including graphene, two-dimensional solids, carbon nanotubes, topological states, and Hall physics. Advanced topics such as phonon interactions with phonons, photons and electrons, and magnetism, are presented in an accessible way, and a set of appendices reviewing crucial fundamental physics and mathematical tools makes this text suitable for students from a range of backgrounds. Students will benefit from the emphasis on translating theory into practice, with worked examples explaining experimental observations, applications illustrating how theoretical concepts can be applied to real research problems, and 242 informative full color illustrations. End-of chapter exercises are included for homework and self-study, with solutions and lecture slides for instructors available online.

An Introduction to Theory and Applications of Quantum Mechanics (Paperback): Amnon Yariv An Introduction to Theory and Applications of Quantum Mechanics (Paperback)
Amnon Yariv
R412 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R67 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on a California Institute of Technology course, this outstanding introduction to formal quantum mechanics is geared toward advanced undergraduates in applied physics. The text addresses not only the basic formalism and related phenomena but also takes students a step further to a consideration of generic and important applications.
The treatment's exploration of a wide range of topics culminates in two eminently practical subjects, the semiconductor transistor and the laser. Subjects include operators, Eigenvalue problems, the harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, perturbation theory, the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with atomic systems, and absorption and dispersion of radiation in atomic media. Additional topics include laser oscillation, quantum statistics, applications of the statistical distribution laws, the interaction of electrons and nuclei with magnetic fields, and charge transport in semiconductors. Each chapter concludes with a set of problems.

Sources of Quantum Mechanics (Paperback): B. L Van Der Waerden Sources of Quantum Mechanics (Paperback)
B. L Van Der Waerden
R421 R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Save R66 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Max Planck's famous lecture of 1900 expressed quantum theory in its essential form, but his statement was just the beginning. This volume features seventeen early papers that developed quantum theory into its modern form. These papers appeared from 1917 to 1926 and were written by the leading physicists of the early twentieth century.
The collection begins with Einstein's "On the Quantum Theory of Radiation," an illuminating derivation of Planck's Law. Other important early papers by Ehrenfest, Bohr, Born, Van Vleck, Kuhn, and others prepared the way for the "turning point" in quantum mechanics. This crucial step is taken in Heisenberg's paper "Quantum-Theoretical Re-Interpretation of Kinematic and Mechanical Relations." Additional papers by Born, Dirac, Pauli, and Jordan develop the theory in full. Eleven of these seventeen papers are reproduced unabridged; all are in English.
A 59-page historical introduction by the editor, Professor B. L. van der Waerden, provides connective commentary. Quoting from relevant correspondence, noting the thinking behind each discovery, and evaluating the extent of each individual's contribution, it re-creates the era's intellectual foment and excitement.

Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form (Paperback): Thomas F. Jordan Quantum Mechanics in Simple Matrix Form (Paperback)
Thomas F. Jordan
R343 R286 Discovery Miles 2 860 Save R57 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This elementary text introduces basic quantum mechanics to undergraduates with no background in mathematics beyond algebra. Containing more than 100 problems, it provides an easy way to learn part of the quantum language and apply it to problems.
Emphasizing the matrices representing physical quantities, it describes states simply by mean values of physical quantities or by probabilities for possible values. This approach requires using the algebra of matrices and complex numbers together with probabilities and mean values, a technique introduced at the outset and used repeatedly. Students discover the essential simplicity of quantum mechanics by focusing on basics and working only with key elements of the mathematical structure--an original point of view that offers a refreshing alternative for students new to quantum mechanics.

Rotations, Quaternions, and Double Groups (Paperback): Simon L. Altmann Rotations, Quaternions, and Double Groups (Paperback)
Simon L. Altmann
R405 R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Save R67 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This text presents a consistent description of the geometric and quaternionic treatment of rotation operators. Covers the fundamentals of symmetries, matrices, and groups and presents a primer on rotations and rotation matrices. Also explores rotations and angular momentum, tensor bases, the bilinear transformation, projective representations, more. Includes problems with solutions.

Quantum Computing - The Transformative Technology of the Qubit Revolution (Paperback): Brian Clegg Quantum Computing - The Transformative Technology of the Qubit Revolution (Paperback)
Brian Clegg
R230 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ultimate non-technical guide to the fast-developing world of quantum computing Computer technology has improved exponentially over the last 50 years. But the headroom for bigger and better electronic solutions is running out. Our best hope is to engage the power of quantum physics. 'Quantum algorithms' had already been written long before hardware was built. These would enable, for example, a quantum computer to exponentially speed up an information search, or to crack the mathematical trick behind internet security. However, making a quantum computer is incredibly difficult. Despite hundreds of laboratories around the world working on them, we are only just seeing them come close to 'supremacy' where they can outperform a traditional computer. In this approachable introduction, Brian Clegg explains algorithms and their quantum counterparts, explores the physical building blocks and quantum weirdness necessary to make a quantum computer, and uncovers the capabilities of the current generation of machines.

Selected Papers on Quantum Electrodynamics (Paperback): Julian Schwinger Selected Papers on Quantum Electrodynamics (Paperback)
Julian Schwinger
R538 R451 Discovery Miles 4 510 Save R87 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

How quantum electrodynamics evolved in the first quarter of the 20th century, revealed here by its creators in 34 papers by Foley, Fermi, Heisenberg, Dryson, Weisskopf, Oppenheimer, Pauli, Schwinger, Klein and other key figures. 29 are in English, three in German, one each in French and Italian. Preface. Historical commentary.

Philosophy of Physics - Quantum Theory (Hardcover): Tim Maudlin Philosophy of Physics - Quantum Theory (Hardcover)
Tim Maudlin
R558 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R120 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A sophisticated and original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics from one of the world's leading philosophers of physics In this book, Tim Maudlin, one of the world's leading philosophers of physics, offers a sophisticated, original introduction to the philosophy of quantum mechanics. The briefest, clearest, and most refined account of his influential approach to the subject, the book will be invaluable to all students of philosophy and physics. Quantum mechanics holds a unique place in the history of physics. It has produced the most accurate predictions of any scientific theory, but, more astonishing, there has never been any agreement about what the theory implies about physical reality. Maudlin argues that the very term "quantum theory" is a misnomer. A proper physical theory should clearly describe what is there and what it does-yet standard textbooks present quantum mechanics as a predictive recipe in search of a physical theory. In contrast, Maudlin explores three proper theories that recover the quantum predictions: the indeterministic wavefunction collapse theory of Ghirardi, Rimini, and Weber; the deterministic particle theory of deBroglie and Bohm; and the conceptually challenging Many Worlds theory of Everett. Each offers a radically different proposal for the nature of physical reality, but Maudlin shows that none of them are what they are generally taken to be.

Multiquark Hadrons (Hardcover): Ahmed Ali, Luciano Maiani, Antonio D. Polosa Multiquark Hadrons (Hardcover)
Ahmed Ali, Luciano Maiani, Antonio D. Polosa
R1,459 Discovery Miles 14 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This work summarises the salient features of current and planned experiments into multiquark hadrons, describing various inroads to accommodate them within a theoretical framework. At a pedagogical level, authors review the salient aspects of quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions, which has been brought to the fore by high-energy physics experiments over recent decades. Compact diquarks as building blocks of a new spectroscopy are presented and confronted with alternative explanations of the XYZ resonances. Ways to distinguish among theoretical alternatives are illustrated, to be tested with the help of high luminosity LHC, electron-positron colliders, and the proposed Tera-Z colliders. Non-perturbative treatments of multiquark hadrons, such as large N expansion, lattice QCD simulations, and predictions about doubly heavy multiquarks are reviewed in considerable detail. With a broad appeal across high-energy physics, this work is pertinent to researchers focused on experiments, phenomenology or lattice QCD.

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