© 1968

Geometry of Quantum Theory

Second Edition


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 1-17
  3. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 18-41
  4. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 42-71
  5. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 72-147
  6. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 148-200
  7. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 201-242
  8. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 243-287
  9. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 288-321
  10. V. S. Varadarajan
    Pages 322-399
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 400-412

About this book


Available for the first time in soft cover, this book is a classic on the foundations of quantum theory. It examines the subject from a point of view that goes back to Heisenberg and Dirac, and whose definitive mathematical formulation is due to von Neumann. This view, which is essentially geometric and relies on the concept of symmetry, leads most naturally to the fundamental questions that are the basis of all attempts to understand the world of atomic and subatomic particles. The mathematical treatment of symmetry in quantum theory is based on the theory of group representations, and this book includes a self-contained treatment of the parts of this theory that are most useful in quantum physics.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Geometry of Quantum Theory
  • Book Subtitle Second Edition
  • Authors V.S. Varadarajan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1968
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96124-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-49385-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-49386-2
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 412
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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