A Condensed Course of Quantum Mechanics by Pavel Cejnar

By Pavel Cejnar

This e-book represents a concise precis of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics for physics scholars on the college point. The textual content covers crucial themes, from normal mathematical formalism to express purposes. The formula of quantum thought is defined and supported with illustrations of the overall thoughts of basic quantum structures. as well as conventional subject matters of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics—including single-particle dynamics, symmetries, semiclassical and perturbative approximations, density-matrix formalism, scattering conception, and the idea of angular momentum—the ebook additionally covers sleek matters, between them quantum entanglement, decoherence, size, nonlocality, and quantum details. historic context and chronology of simple achievements can also be defined in explanatory notes. perfect as a complement to school room lectures, the ebook may also function a compact and understandable refresher of trouble-free quantum concept for extra complicated scholars.

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L−1), +l Eigenfunctions Ωλm (ϑ, ϕ) = Nlm Plm (cos ϑ) eimϕ ≡ Ylm (ϑ, ϕ) normalization spherical harmonics 35 Relation between l and m quantum numbers is represented by the following diagram: Note: The existence of simultaneous ˆ 2 and L ˆ z is not eigenstates of L accidental. It follows from the fact that both operators commute (see Sec. 3). The selection rules for m and l will be derived in Sec. 1. Hamiltonian with isotropic potential Equipped with the angular momentum operators, we can return to the Hamiltonian of a particle moving in a spherically symmetric potential field V (x) = V (r) This is a rather important situation in general since nature likes rotational invariance.

Operators pˆ = −i ∇ & π Commutator [ˆ πi , π ˆj ] = [ˆ pi , pˆj ] −q[ˆ pi , Aˆj ]−q[Aˆi , pˆj ]+q 2 [Aˆi , Aˆj ] = i q 0 0 ∂Aj ∂xi − ∂Ai ∂xj εijk Bk [ˆ πi , π ˆj ] = i q εijk Bk (x) ⇒ for B=0 velocity components incompatible Coordinate & momentum representations Although coordinate and momentum operators are not the nicest ones (the corresponding eigenstates dwelling somewhere outside the ordinary Hilbert space), the most familiar representations of quantum mechanics are based on these operators.

Momentum ˆz −L ⇒ the whole Pauli eq. 2 − 2M ∆ +qV q ˆ z + g Sˆz + q2 B 2 (x2 +y 2 ) Ψ = EΨ − 2M B L 2M 4 kin. en. electrostat. mag. moment interaction energy ⇒Zeeman splitting 1 2 2 M ωL ≈0 qB For electron in hydrogen ωL ≡ 2M (Larmor frequency) ωorbital for B ⇒ the last term can be neglected unless the field is extremely large 105 T Invariance under gauge transformations The action of classical elmg. field is invariant under gauge transformations generated by f (x): A → A = A − ∇f V →V =V + ∂ ∂t f =0 in stac.

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