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Part I Physical formulation of the quantum theory

1. The origin of the quantum theory

2. Further developments of the early quantum theory

3. Wave packets and De Broglie waves

4. The definition of probabilities

5. The uncertainty principle

6. Wave vs. particle properties of matter

7. Summary of quantum concepts introduced

8. An attempt to build a physical picture of the quantum nature of matter

Part II Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory

9. Wave functions, operators, and Schrodinger's equation

10. Fluctuations, correlations, and eigenfunctions

Part III Applications to simple systems. Further extension of quantum theory formulation

11. Solutions of wave equations for square potentials

12. The classical limit of quantum theory. The WKB approximation

13. The harmonic oscillator

14. Angular momentum and the three-dimensional wave equation

15. Solution of radial equation, the hydrogen atom, the effect of a magnetic field

16. Matrix formulation of quantum theory

17. Spin and angular momentum

Part IV Methods of approximate solution of Schrodinger's equation

18. Perturbation theory, time-dependent and time-independent

19. Degenerate perturbations

20. Sudden and adiabatic approximations

Part V Theory of scattering

21. Theory of scattering

Part VI Quantum theory of the process of measurement

22. Quantum theory of the process of measurement

23. Relationship between quantum and classical concepts

Index

1. The origin of the quantum theory

2. Further developments of the early quantum theory

3. Wave packets and De Broglie waves

4. The definition of probabilities

5. The uncertainty principle

6. Wave vs. particle properties of matter

7. Summary of quantum concepts introduced

8. An attempt to build a physical picture of the quantum nature of matter

Part II Mathematical formulation of the quantum theory

9. Wave functions, operators, and Schrodinger's equation

10. Fluctuations, correlations, and eigenfunctions

Part III Applications to simple systems. Further extension of quantum theory formulation

11. Solutions of wave equations for square potentials

12. The classical limit of quantum theory. The WKB approximation

13. The harmonic oscillator

14. Angular momentum and the three-dimensional wave equation

15. Solution of radial equation, the hydrogen atom, the effect of a magnetic field

16. Matrix formulation of quantum theory

17. Spin and angular momentum

Part IV Methods of approximate solution of Schrodinger's equation

18. Perturbation theory, time-dependent and time-independent

19. Degenerate perturbations

20. Sudden and adiabatic approximations

Part V Theory of scattering

21. Theory of scattering

Part VI Quantum theory of the process of measurement

22. Quantum theory of the process of measurement

23. Relationship between quantum and classical concepts

Index

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Quantum theory