This Quantum World
Publisher: Wikibooks 2008
Number of pages: 133
This Quantum World is an introduction to the subject of quantum mechanics, following the historical development of the theory. Physics and mathematics required, not for the faint of heart. Contents: Atoms, Serious illnesses require drastic remedies, The Feynman route to Schrödinger, The Schrödinger equation: implications and applications, Entanglement: a preview.
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by John R. Boccio - Swarthmore College
Quantum mechanics is a collection of postulates based on a huge number of experimental observations and the ideas. In this book you will learn now the quantum world works, why it must work in this particular way, and how we might understand it.
by Neil Lambert - King's College London
From the table of contents: historical development and early quantum mechanics; wave mechanics; some simple systems; formal quantum mechanics and some Hilbert space theory; noncommuting observables and uncertainty; additional topics.
by Casey Blood - arXiv
All the concepts necessary to understand quantum mechanics on an initial level are given in a form suitable for the non-expert. The topics include visualizing the wave function, wave-particle duality, the implications of Schrodinger's cat, etc.
by Paul E. Dimotakis - California Institute of Technology
Classical and wave mechanics, Schroedinger equation, quantum behavior in one-dimensional potentials, harmonic oscillator, orbital angular momentum, electromagnetic field, spin, radiation and matter, emission and absorption, and more.