Time Development, Wave Packets and Measurement/scattering and Barrier Penetration/revision Exercises/introduction to Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics: Revision exercises

Time Development, Wave Packets and Measurement/scattering and Barrier Penetration/revision Exercises/introduction to Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics: Revision exercises

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Topics include: Time Development, Wave Packets and Measurement: Time development of quantum states; Measurement in quantum mechanics: general aspects of the comparison of theory and experiment; observables and their representation by operators in quantum mechanics; describing the motion of free particles in quantum mechanics; overview of the unit; Scattering and Barrier Penetration: Particle scattering and barrier penetration, the steady state approach to particle scattering in one dimension, scattering and tunnelling of particles encountering wells and barriers, development of barrier penetration theory for practical applications, application of the tunnelling theory to nuclear alpha decay. Topics also include: Revision Exercises: exercises on Units 1-6; Introduction to Angular Momentum in Quantum Mechanics: The connection in classical physics between angular momentum and magnetic dipoles; The Stern-Gerlach experiment: direct evidence of angular momentum quantization, operators for representing orbital angular momentum in quantum mechanics, the conditions for two or more observables to have unique values in the same quantum state; The two-dimensional harmonic oscillator: finding simultaneous eigenfunctions of energy and angular momentum; Looking back and looking ahead: what has been solved and what has not.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • 0335161960
  • 9780335161966