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A Strict Epistemic Approach to Physics
by Per Östborn - arXiv , 2016
Here, we derive the formalism of QM from well-motivated epistemic principles. A key assumption is that in a proper physical theory, the introduction of entities or distinctions that are unknowable in principle is in conflict with the theory.
Selected Topics in Applications of Quantum Mechanics
by Mohammad Reza Pahlavani (ed.) - InTech , 2015
This book covers some of the applications of quantum mechanics in nuclear physics, medical science, information technology, atomic physics and material science, as well as selected topics of quantum mechanics through different bases and ideas ...
Quantum Mechanics - Lecture Notes
by Eyal Buks - Technion , 2014
Contents: Hamilton's Formalism of Classical Physics; State Vectors and Operators; The Position and Momentum Observables; Quantum Dynamics; The Harmonic Oscillator; Angular Momentum; Central Potential; Density Operator; Perturbation Theory; etc.
Introduction to Computational Quantum Mechanics
by Roman Schmied - arXiv , 2014
This document is aimed at advanced students of physics who are familiar with the concepts and notations of quantum mechanics. It tries to bridge the gap between simple analytic calculations and complicated large-scale computations.
Manifesting the Quantum World
by Ulrich Mohrhoff - arXiv , 2014
In resisting attempts to explain the unity of a whole in terms of a multiplicity of interacting parts, quantum mechanics calls for an explanatory concept that proceeds in the opposite direction: from unity to multiplicity ...
by Nathan K. Langford - arXiv , 2013
These notes aim to provide a non-expert introduction to the field of circuit QED, to give a basic appreciation of the promise and challenges of the field, along with a number of key concepts that will be useful for the reader who is new to the field.
Quantum Models of Classical World
by Petr Hajicek - arXiv , 2013
This paper is a review of our recent work on three problems of non-relativistic quantum mechanics: realist interpretation, quantum theory of classical properties and the problem of quantum measurement. A considerable progress has been achieved...
Nonequilibrium Relativistic Quantum Many-Body Theory
by Hendrik van Hees - Frankfurt Institute of Advanced Studies , 2013
The following manuscript aims at an introduction to modern methods in relativistic quantum many-body theory. We introduce many-body techniques, using relativistic quantum field theory, emphasizing the so-called real-time formulation.
Time in Quantum Mechanics
by Curt A. Moyer - arXiv , 2013
The failure of conventional quantum theory to recognize time as an observable and to admit time operators is addressed. We emphasize the role of the Hamiltonian as the generator of translations in time to construct time states.
Advanced Quantum Mechanics
by Freeman Dyson - arXiv , 2006
Lecture notes by Professor F. J. Dyson for a course in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics given at Cornell University in the Fall of 1951 for the students who had courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics and non-relativistic quantum theory.
Advances in Quantum Mechanics
by Paul Bracken - InTech , 2013
The development of quantum mechanics has taken physics in a vastly new direction from that of classical physics from the very start. In fact, there continue at present to be many developments in the subject of a very fundamental nature...
by Charles G. Torre - Utah State University , 2007
This text will survey the foundations of quantum mechanics, basic techniques for its application to the real world, and a number of standard examples. It is assumed that you have already had a previous undergraduate course in quantum mechanics.
Quantum Mechanics Revisited
by Jean Claude Dutailly - arXiv , 2013
From a general study of the relations between models, meaning the set of variables with their mathematical properties, and the measures they represent, a new formalism is developed, which covers the scope of Quantum Mechanics.
Quantum mechanics of many-particle systems: atoms, molecules - and more
by Roy McWeeny - Learning Development Institute , 2012
Quantum mechanics of many-particle systems. Contents: The problem - and how to deal with it; Some two-electron systems; Electronic structure - the independent particle model; The Hartree-Fock method; Atoms - the building blocks of matter.
Quantization is a Mystery
by Ivan Todorov - arXiv , 2012
Expository notes which combine a historical survey of the development of quantum physics with a review of selected mathematical topics in quantization theory (addressed to students that are not complete novices in quantum mechanics).
Understanding Quantum Measurement from the Solution of Dynamical Models
by A.E. Allahverdyan, R. Balian, T.M. Nieuwenhuizen - arXiv , 2012
The quantum measurement problem: why a unique outcome is obtained in each individual experiment, is currently tackled by solving models. After an introduction, we review the models proposed. A flexible and realistic quantum model is introduced...
by Daniel Reitzner, Daniel Nagaj, Vladimir Buzek - arXiv , 2012
This text showcases the many varieties and uses of quantum walks. Discrete time quantum walks are introduced as counterparts of classical random walks. The emphasis is on the connections and differences between the two types of processes ...
Overview of Bohmian Mechanics
by Xavier Oriols, Jordi Mompart - arXiv , 2012
This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the Bohmian formulation of quantum mechanics. After a historical review, a formal explanation of Bohmian mechanics for nonrelativistic, single-particle quantum systems is presented.
Theoretical Concepts of Quantum Mechanics
by Mohammad Reza Pahlavani - InTech , 2012
This book represents a rich account of foundation, scientific history of quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum mechanics and field theory, different methods to solve the Schrodinger equation. An important reference for students and researchers.
by Jed Rembold - New Mexico Tech , 2009
The complete set of graduate Quantum Mechanics notes: Postulates of QM; Simple Problems in 1 Dimension; Wave Packets; Harmonic Oscillator and Second Quantization; Systems with N Degrees of Freedom; Classical Limit and WKB Approximation; Symmetries.
Perspectives in Quantum Physics: Epistemological, Ontological and Pedagogical
by Charles Baily - arXiv , 2011
The author shows how a transformed modern physics curriculum may positively impact student perspectives on indeterminacy and wave-particle duality, by making questions of classical and quantum reality a central theme of his course.
Quantum Physics Notes
by J D Cresser - Macquarie University , 2009
With the development of the quantum information interpretation of quantum mechanics, the tendency is to move away from wave mechanics to the more abstract linear algebra version. It is this view of quantum mechanics that is presented in these notes.
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
by H. D. Zeh - arXiv , 2002
Introduction to the theory of decoherence. Contents: Phenomenon of decoherence: superpositions, superselection rules, decoherence by measurements; Observables as a derivable concept; Measurement problem; Density matrix, coarse graining, and events.
by A. del Campo, G. Garcia-Calderon, J. G. Muga - arXiv , 2009
Quantum transients are temporary features of matter waves before they reach a stationary regime. Transients may arise after the preparation of an unstable initial state or due to a sudden interaction or a change in the boundary conditions.
Introduction to the Time Evolution of Open Quantum Systems
by Angel Rivas, Susana F. Huelga - arXiv , 2011
We revise fundamental concepts in the dynamics of open quantum systems in the light of modern developments in the field. Our aim is to present a unified approach to the quantum evolution of open systems that incorporates the traditional concepts.
Quantum Dissipative Systems
by F. Guinea, E. Bascones, M.J. Calderon , 1998
An interesting topic of quantum mechanics is the study of open quantum systems. By it, we mean a simple quantum system, described by one or a few degrees of freedom, interacting with a background characterized by a continuum of excitations.
Consistent Quantum Theory
by Robert B. Griffiths - Cambridge University Press , 2003
This volume elucidates the consistent quantum theory approach to quantum mechanics at a level accessible to university students in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and computer science, making this an ideal supplement to standard textbooks.
An Introduction to Many Worlds in Quantum Computation
by Clare Hewitt-Horsman - arXiv , 2009
This paper introduces one interpretation of quantum mechanics, a modern 'many-worlds' theory, from the perspective of quantum computation. Reasons for seeking to interpret quantum mechanics are discussed, then the specific theory is introduced.
Quantum Information Theory
by Robert H. Schumann - arXiv , 2000
A short review of ideas in quantum information theory. Quantum mechanics is presented together with some useful tools for quantum mechanics of open systems. The treatment is pedagogical and suitable for beginning graduates in the field.
An Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
by M. De Sanctis - arXiv , 2007
By using the general concepts of special relativity and the requirements of quantum mechanics, Dirac equation is derived and studied. Only elementary knowledge of spin and rotations in quantum mechanics and standard linear algebra are required.
The basic paradoxes of statistical classical physics and quantum mechanics
by Oleg Kupervasser - arXiv , 2009
Statistical classical mechanics and quantum mechanics are two developed theories that contain a number of paradoxes. However the given paradoxes can be resolved within the framework of the existing physics, without introduction of new laws.
Do we really understand quantum mechanics?
by F. Laloe - Zuckschwerdt Publishers , 2001
A discussion of several aspects of our present understanding of quantum mechanics. The emphasis is put on the special correlations that this theory makes possible: they are forbidden by very general arguments based on realism and local causality.
by Axel Gross - Universität Ulm , 2008
Contents: Wave Mechanics; Fundamental Concepts of Quantum Mechanics; Quantum Dynamics; Angular Momentum; Approximation Methods; Symmetry in Quantum Mechanics; Theory of chemical bonding; Scattering Theory; Relativistic Quantum Mechanics.
by Martin Plenio - Imperial College , 2002
This text introduces quantum mechanics from a more abstract point of view than a first quantum mechanics course. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the structure of quantum mechanics and of some of its key points.
The Physics of Quantum Mechanics
by James Binney, David Skinner - Capella Archive , 2008
This book aims to give students the best possible understanding of the physical implications of quantum mechanics by explaining how quantum systems evolve in time, and showing the close parallels between quantum and classical dynamics.
Notes on Quantum Mechanics
by K. Schulten - University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign , 2000
These notes introduce Quantum Mechanics at an advanced level addressing students of Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Electrical Engineering. The aim is to put various mathematical concepts and techniques at the readers disposal.
Introduction to Quantum Noise, Measurement and Amplification
by A. A. Clerk, at al. - arXiv , 2008
The topic of quantum noise has become extremely timely due to the rise of quantum information physics. This review gives a pedagogical introduction to the physics of quantum noise and its connections to quantum measurement and quantum amplification.
Lecture Notes in Quantum Mechanics
by Doron Cohen - arXiv , 2006
These lecture notes cover undergraduate textbook topics and also additional advanced topics: EPR and Bell; Basic postulates; The probability matrix; Measurement theory; Entanglement; Quantum computation; Wigner-Weyl formalism; etc.
Relativistic Quantum Dynamics
by Eugene V. Stefanovich , 2008
A non-traditional perspective on space, time, particles, fields, and action-at-a-distance. This book is an attempt to build a consistent relativistic quantum theory of interacting particles. The developed theory is applied to realistic physical objects.
Quantum mechanics: An intermediate level course
by Richard Fitzpatrick - Lulu.com , 2008
Lecture notes for an upper-division quantum mechanics course: fundamental concepts, one-dimensional potentials, central potentials, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom, time-independent perturbation theory, time-dependent perturbation theory, etc.
Quantum Mechanics: A graduate course
by Richard Fitzpatrick - Lulu.com , 2008
Quantum Mechanics by Richard Fitzpatrick is a complete set of lecture notes for a graduate quantum mechanics course. Topics covered include the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, angular momentum, approximation methods, and scattering theory.
Introduction to Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Chemistry
by Linus Pauling, E. Bright Wilson - McGraw-Hill Education , 1935
This undergraduate-level text applies quantum mechanics to some chemical and physical problems, covering wave functions for the hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, the Pauli exclusion principle, and the structure of simple and complex molecules.
by Edward Nelson - Princeton University Press , 1985
This book deals with the kinematics of diffusion processes. The dynamical equations are derived from a variational principle, and interference, the asymptotics of free motion, bound states, statistics, and spin are described in classical terms.