Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
in Chemistry, Materials Science, and Biology
- Sy Blinder, Wolfram Research, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
This book provides a lucid, up-to-date introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics at the level of undergraduates and first-year graduate students in chemistry, materials science, biology and related fields. It shows how the fundamental concepts of quantum theory arose from classic experiments in physics and chemistry, and presents the quantum-mechanical foundations of modern techniques including molecular spectroscopy, lasers and NMR. Blinder also discusses recent conceptual developments in quantum theory, including SchrÃ¶dinger's Cat, the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiment, Bell's theorem and quantum computing.
Appropriate introduction to Quantum Mechanics for students in Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, and biological sciences. Will be of interest to students, faculty, and lay readers who want a concise but correct discussion of the general concepts of QM.