Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies

Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies

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Hands-on practice in solving quantum physics problems Quantum Physics is the study of the behavior of matter and energy at the molecular, atomic, nuclear, and even smaller microscopic levels. Like the other titles in our For Dummies Workbook series, Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies allows you to hone your skills at solving the difficult and often confusing equations you encounter in this subject. Explains equations in easy-to-understand terms Harmonic Oscillator Operations, Angular Momentum, Spin, Scattering Theory Using a proven practice-and-review approach, Quantum Physics Workbook For Dummies is all you need to get up to speed in problem solving!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 206 x 250 x 20mm | 520g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Workbook
  • 0470525894
  • 9780470525890
  • 278,853

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Review your knowledge and understanding of quantum physics Break down equations step by step Solve numerous types of quantum physics problems Prepare for quizzes and exams Point out the tricks instructors use to make problem-solving easier

Your guided tour through the thicket of solving problems in quantum physics

Does quantum physics make your head spin? This friendly, easy-to-follow workbook shows you how to hone your scientific savvy and master your problem-solving skills in quantum physics! You'll get hands-on guidance and clear explanations for working through the challenging concepts and equations associated with quantum physics. Plus you can find valuable exercises, shortcuts, step-by-step solutions, and plenty of workspace for every equation.

100s of Problems!

Detailed, fully worked-out solutions to problems The lowdown on all the math associated with quantum physics Covers topics ranging from potential walls and hydrogen atoms to harmonic oscillators and the Schrodinger's equation Plain English explanations Step-by-step procedures Hands-on practice exercises Ample workspace to work out problems Online Cheat Sheet A dash of humor and fun
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Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: Getting Started with Quantum Physics. Chapter 1: The Basics of Quantum Physics: Introducing State Vectors. Chapter 2: No Handcuffs Involved: Bound States in Energy Wells. Chapter 3: Over and Over with Harmonic Oscillators. Part II: Round and Round with Angular Momentum and Spin. Chapter 4: Handling Angular Momentum in Quantum Physics. Chapter 5: Spin Makes the Particle Go Round. Part III: Quantum Physics in Three Dimensions. Chapter 6: Solving Problems in Three Dimensions: Cartesian Coordinates. Chapter 7: Going Circular in Three Dimensions: Spherical Coordinates. Chapter 8: Getting to Know Hydrogen Atoms. Chapter 9: Corralling Many Particles Together. Part IV: Acting on Impulse - Impacts in Quantum Physics. Chapter 10: Pushing with Perturbation Theory. Chapter 11: One Hits the Other: Scattering Theory. Part V: The Part of Tens. Chapter 12: Ten Tips to Make Solving Quantum Physics Problems Easier. Chapter 13: Ten Famous Solved Quantum Physics Problems. Chapter 14: Ten Ways to Avoid Common Errors When Solving Problems. Index.
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About Steven Holzner

Steven Holzner, PhD, taught physics at Cornell University for more than 10 years.
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