lind-peinture
» » Applied Quantum Mechanics

eBook Applied Quantum Mechanics ePub

by Walter A Harrison

eBook Applied Quantum Mechanics ePub
Author: Walter A Harrison
Language: English
ISBN: 9810243758
ISBN13: 978-9810243753
Publisher: World Scientific Pub Co Inc (July 26, 2000)
Pages: 372
Category: Physics
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 625
Formats: doc mbr txt lit
ePub file: 1965 kb
Fb2 file: 1607 kb

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices. The book covers those parts of quantum theory which may be necessary for a modern engineer

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices. It has always been essential to the understanding of material properties, and as devices become smaller it is also essential for studying their behavior. The book covers those parts of quantum theory which may be necessary for a modern engineer. It focuses on the approximations and concepts which allow estimates of the entire range of properties of nuclei, atoms, molecules, and solids, as well as the behavior of lasers and other quantum-optic devices.

Harrison's book is a good compromise between learning the full, formal maths approach to quantum mechanics and a pragmatic desire by engineering students to know enough to do useful work. It deprecates such ideas as operators in Hilbert spaces in favour of describing such practical implementations as quantum dots, quantum wires, tunnelling and other inherently quantum phenomena.

Harrison's book is a good compromise between learning the full, formal maths approach to quantum mechanics and a pragmatic desire by engineering students to know enough to do useful work

Harrison's book is a good compromise between learning the full, formal maths approach to quantum mechanics and a pragmatic desire by engineering students to know enough to do useful work.

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices. It has always been essential to the understanding of material properties, and as devices become smaller it is also essential for studying their behavior

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices. Nevertheless, only a small fraction of graduate engineers and materials scientists take a course giving a systematic presentation of the subject. The courses for physics students tend to focus on the fundamentals and formal background, rather than on application, and do not fill the need.

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices.

The book covers those parts of quantum theory which may be necessary for a modern engineer. Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices.

I was wondering if anybody know of a quantum mechanics book that could help a student understand applied quantum mechanics by Walter Harrison. Harrison's book has high expectation and does not go in detail or solve examples within the book. I was wondering if anybody knows of a more detailed book that could prepare a student for that. Thank you in advance! Books.

Applied Quantum Mechanics, Paperback by Harrison, Walter . Brand New, Free. item 7 Applied Quantum Mechanics by Harrison, Walter . NEW Book, FREE & FAST Delivery -Applied Quantum Mechanics by Harrison, Walter . NEW Book, FREE & FAST Delivery.

By: Harrison, Walter A. Material type: BookPublisher: Singapore World Scientific 2003Description: xvi,353p. Subject(s): Quantum theoryDDC classification: 53. 2 P. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.

Quantum mechanics is widely recognized as the basic law which governs all of nature, including all materials and devices. It has always been essential to the understanding of material properties, and as devices become smaller it is also essential for studying their behavior. Nevertheless, only a small fraction of graduate engineers and materials scientists take a course giving a systematic presentation of the subject. The courses for physics students tend to focus on the fundamentals and formal background, rather than on application, and do not fill the need. This invaluable text has been designed to fill the very apparent gap.The book covers those parts of quantum theory which may be necessary for a modern engineer. It focuses on the approximations and concepts which allow estimates of the entire range of properties of nuclei, atoms, molecules, and solids, as well as the behavior of lasers and other quantum-optic devices. It may well prove useful also to graduate students in physics, whose courses on quantum theory tend not to include any of these applications. The material has been the basis of a course taught to graduate engineering students for the past four years at Stanford University.Topics Discussed: Foundations; Simple Systems; Hamiltonian Mechanics; Atoms and Nuclei; Molecules; Crystals; Transitions; Tunneling; Transition Rates; Statistical Mechanics; Transport; Noise; Energy Bands; Electron Dynamics in Solids; Vibrations in Solids; Creation and Annihilation Operators; Phonons; Photons and Lasers; Coherent States; Coulomb Effects; Cooperative Phenomena; Magnetism; Shake-off Excitations; Exercise Problems.
Loni
Harrison's book is a good compromise between learning the full, formal maths approach to quantum mechanics and a pragmatic desire by engineering students to know enough to do useful work. It deprecates such ideas as operators in Hilbert spaces in favour of describing such practical implementations as quantum dots, quantum wires, tunnelling and other inherently quantum phenomena.

The intent is to expose the reader to current active areas of solid state research and engineering, at the microscopic level when quantum effects must be taken into consideration. There is not enough here to do serious band structure calculations, for example. But you gain enough knowledge to understand and use band structure results that are presented to you.
Najinn
This book is illuminating. It is the only book I have read that explicitly develops the whole quantum mechanics formalism from wave particle duality!

Starting from the premise that everything is both wave and particle, it derives the wavefunctions for electron, photon, phonon and develops the formalism of quantum mechanics. It then applies the formalism to classical systems (free electrons in 1D, 3D, quantum systems, atoms, molecules, and crystals etc). Connecting with other physics subjects (statistical physics, many-body, optics etc), it also shows how QM may be applied to describe many real world systems. Many examples are novel as they are rarely seen treated in other books.

The problem I have is that the book is not very easy to follow. To get a good grasp of it, one probably needs to have taken intermediate classes in classical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and statistical physics. Several reasons make it hard. First the book mostly just only sketches the derivation. Filling the gap takes much efforts as I found and consulting relevant reference and/or text books is necessary. Second, it often merely states but does not explain physical arguments--many of them are not obvious. Besides, sentences are not clearly structured into points using transition words; often several points are simply pinned together into a very long sentence which goes through several logical twist an turns. So, this book definitely is not suitable to be used as the major textbook for a first time quantum mechanics course. It would however serve well complementing introductory QM texts like Griffiths, Zettili, and Messiah.
lind-peinture.fr
© All right reserved. 2017-2020
Contacts | Privacy Policy | DMCA
eBooks are provided for reference only