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Advanced Quantum Mechanics

  • Essential for advanced undergraduates and graduate students - All mathematical steps are given - Numerous applications - Numerous exercises


Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Nonrelativistic Many-Particle Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 3-31
    3. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 33-54
    4. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 55-74
  3. Relativistic Wave Equations

  4. Relativistic Fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 249-275
    3. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 277-305
    4. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 307-320
    5. Franz Schwabl
      Pages 321-374
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-407

About this book


This second volume on quantum mechanics by Franz Schwabl discusses nonrelativistic multi-particle systems, relativistic wave equations and relativistic fields. As usual the text follows a compelling mathematical presentation where all intermediate steps are given and where numerous examples for application and exercises help the student to gain thorough knowledge of the subject. The presentation of relativistic wave equations and their symmetries and the fundamentals of quantum field theory lay the foundations for advanced studies in solid-state physics, nuclear and elementary particle physics.


Dirac equation Lorentz transformation Second quantization elementary particle physics mechanics particle physics quantization quantum electrodynamics quantum field quantum field theory quantum mechanics relativistic quantum mechanics scattering solid-state physics wave equation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische Universität MünchenGarchingGermany

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"This volume is a translation of the current (third) German edition of ‘Quantenmechanik für Fortgeschrittene (QM II)’. … It interfaces nicely with the ‘Quantum Mechanics’ book by the same author … which proved equally popular. … it may be used for self study or as a textbook for a follow--up course by any student with a good grounding in the usual quantum mechanics of a physics curriculum. … The translation is up to standard … . There is an adequate supply of exercises." (Walter Troost, Physicalia, Vol. 57 (3), 2005)

"It is the second edition in English, and is a translation of the third German edition. … this book may actually be the more accessible to an isolated learner, because the various aspects are developed in an unhurried fashion; the author remarks that ‘the inclusion of all mathematical steps and full presentation of intermediate calculations ensures ease of understanding’. … Schwabl’s book would be excellent for those requiring a detailed presentation of the topics … . It includes a substantial number of interesting problems." (A. Whitaker, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, Issue 37, February, 2004)