Quantum Mathematical Physics

Atoms, Molecules and Large Systems

  • Walter Thirring

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Quantum Mechanics of Atoms and Molecules

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Walter Thirring
      Pages 3-9
    3. Walter Thirring
      Pages 85-183
    4. Walter Thirring
      Pages 185-280
  3. Quantum Mechanics of Large Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Walter Thirring
      Pages 283-325
    3. Walter Thirring
      Pages 327-422
    4. Walter Thirring
      Pages 423-499
    5. Walter Thirring
      Pages 501-567
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 569-592

About this book


This book is a new edition of Volumes 3 and 4 of Walter Thirring's famous textbook on mathematical physics. The first part is devoted to quantum mechanics and especially to its applications to scattering theory, atoms and molecules. The second part deals with quantum statistical mechanics examining fundamental concepts like entropy, ergodicity and thermodynamic functions. The author builds on an axiomatic basis and uses tools from functional analysis: bounded and unbounded operators on Hilbert space, operator algebras etc. Mathematics is shown to explain the axioms in depth and to provide the right tool for testing numerical data in experiments.


Atoms Entropy Ergodic Theory Local Observables Mathematical Physics Quantum Dynamics Thomas-Fermi Theory molecule particles quantum mechanics scattering scattering theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Thirring
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07711-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-05008-8
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