Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

2nd Edition - October 9, 2020

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  • Author: S. M. Blinder
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128223109
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223116

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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition provides an accessible, fully updated introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics. It outlines the fundamental concepts of quantum theory, discusses how these arose from classic experiments in chemistry and physics, and presents the quantum-mechanical foundations of current scientific developments.Beginning with a solid introduction to the key principles underpinning quantum mechanics in Part 1, the book goes on to expand upon these in Part 2, where fundamental concepts such as molecular structure and chemical bonding are discussed. Finally, Part 3 discusses applications of this quantum theory across some newly developing applications, including chapters on Density Functional Theory, Statistical Thermodynamics and Quantum Computing.Drawing on the extensive experience of its expert author, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition is a lucid introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics for anyone new to the field, and a useful refresher on fundamental knowledge and latest developments for those varying degrees of background.

Key Features

  • Presents a fully updated accounting that reflects the most recent developments in Quantum Theory and its applications
  • Includes new chapters on Special Functions, Density Functional Theory, Statistical Thermodynamics and Quantum Computers
  • Presents additional problems and exercises to further support learning


Graduates and post-graduates in physical, theoretical and computational chemistry, students and researchers in related fields

Table of Contents

  • 1. Atoms and Photons

    2. Waves and Particles

    3. Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems

    4. Principles of Quantum Mechanics

    5. Special Functions

    6. Harmonic Oscillator

    7. Angular Momentum

    8. Hydrogen Atom

    9. Helium Atom

    10. Atomic Structure

    11. The Chemical Bond

    12. Diatomic Molecular Orbitals

    13. Polyatomic Molecules and Solids

    14. Density Functional Theory

    15. Molecular Symmetry

    16. Molecular Spectroscopy

    17. Statistical Thermodynamics

    18. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    19. Wonders of the Quantum World

    20. Quantum Computers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 9, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128223109
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128223116

About the Author

S. M. Blinder

S.M. Blinder is a Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a telecommuting senior scientist with Wolfram Research in Champaign, Illinois. His research interests within the fields of theoretical chemistry and mathematical physics have included applications of quantum mechanics to atomic and molecular structure, theory and applications of Coulomb Propagators, structure and self-energy of the electron, supersymmetric quantum mechanics, and quantum computers. He is the author of four books and over 200 journal articles in theoretical chemistry and mathematical physics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Chemistry and Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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