Quantum Mechanics

Author: Harry J. Lipkin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486151859
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Acclaimed as "excellent" (Nature) and "very original and refreshing" (Physics Today), these studies examine the Mössbauer effect, many-body quantum mechanics, scattering theory, Feynman diagrams, and relativistic quantum mechanics. 1973 edition.

Quantum Mechanics

Author: Harry J. Lipkin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486458938
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Acclaimed as "excellent" (Nature) and "very original and refreshing" (Physics Today), this collection of self-contained studies is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its broad selection of topics includes the Mössbauer effect, many-body quantum mechanics, scattering theory, Feynman diagrams, and relativistic quantum mechanics. Author Harry J. Lipkin, a well-known teacher at Israel's Weizmann Institute, takes an unusual approach by introducing many interesting physical problems and mathematical techniques at a much earlier point than in conventional texts. This method enables students to observe the physical implications and useful applications of quantum theory before mastering the formalism in detail, and it provides them with new mathematical tools at an earlier stage for use in subsequent problems.

Variational Principles in Dynamics and Quantum Theory

Author: Wolfgang Yourgrau
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486637730
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Historical, theoretical survey with many insights, much hard-to-find material. Covers Hamilton's principle, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, relationship to quantum theory and wave mechanics, and more.

Quantum Theory of Scattering

Author: Ta-you Wu
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486320693
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This volume addresses the broad formal aspects and applications of the quantum theory of scattering in atomic and nuclear collisions. An encyclopedic source of pioneering work, it serves as a text for students and a reference for professionals in the fields of chemistry, physics, and astrophysics. The self-contained treatment begins with the general theory of scattering of a particle by a central field. Subsequent chapters explore particle scattering by a non-central field, collisions between composite particles, the time-dependent theory of scattering, and nuclear reactions. An examination of dispersion relations concludes the text. Numerous graphs, tables, and footnotes illuminate each chapter, in addition to helpful appendixes and bibliographies.

Quantum Mechanics and Path Integrals

Author: Richard P. Feynman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486477223
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Looks at quantum mechanics, covering such topics as perturbation method, statistical mechanics, path integrals, and quantum electrodynamics.

Category Theory in Context

Author: Emily Riehl
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486820807
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Introduction to concepts of category theory — categories, functors, natural transformations, the Yoneda lemma, limits and colimits, adjunctions, monads — revisits a broad range of mathematical examples from the categorical perspective. 2016 edition.

The Functions of Mathematical Physics

Author: Harry Hochstadt
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486652149
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A modern classic, this clearly written, incisive textbook provides a comprehensive, detailed survey of the functions of mathematical physics, a field of study straddling the somewhat artificial boundary between pure and applied mathematics. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the theorists who devoted themselves to this field — pioneers such as Gauss, Euler, Fourier, Legendre, and Bessel — were searching for mathematical solutions to physical problems. Today, although most of the functions have practical applications, in areas ranging from the quantum-theoretical model of the atom to the vibrating membrane, some, such as those related to the theory of discontinuous groups, still remain of purely mathematical interest. Chapters One and Two examine orthogonal polynomials, with sections on such topics as the recurrence formula, the Christoffel-Darboux formula, the Weierstrass approximation theorem, and the application of Hermite polynomials to quantum mechanics. Chapter Three is devoted to the principal properties of the gamma function, including asymptotic expansions and Mellin-Barnes integrals. Chapter Four covers hypergeometric functions, including a review of linear differential equations with regular singular points, and a general method for finding integral representations. Chapters Five and Six are concerned with the Legendre functions and their use in the solutions of Laplace's equation in spherical coordinates, as well as problems in an n-dimension setting. Chapter Seven deals with confluent hypergeometric functions, and Chapter Eight examines, at length, the most important of these — the Bessel functions. Chapter Nine covers Hill's equations, including the expansion theorems.

Modern Physics

Author: Robert L. Sproull
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048678326X
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Originally published: New York: Wiley, 1980.

Fundamentals of the Theory of Plasticity

Author: L. M. Kachanov
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486150828
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Intended for use by advanced engineering students and professionals, this volume focuses on plastic deformation of metals at normal temperatures, as applied to strength of machines and structures. 1971 edition.

Kinetic Theory of Gases

Author: Walter Kauzmann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486273431
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Monograph and text supplement for first-year students of physical chemistry focuses chiefly on the molecular basis of important thermodynamic properties of gases, including pressure, temperature, and thermal energy. 1966 edition.