Wave Equations in Higher Dimensions

  • Shi-Hai Dong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Theory

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      Pages 11-11
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  4. Applications in Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics

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      Pages 65-65
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  5. Applications in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics

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  6. Conclusions and Outlooks

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 239-295

About this book


Higher dimensional theories have attracted much attention because they make it possible to reduce much of physics in a concise, elegant fashion that unifies the two great theories of the 20th century: Quantum Theory and Relativity. This book provides an elementary description of quantum wave equations in higher dimensions at an advanced level so as to put all current mathematical and physical concepts and techniques at the reader’s disposal. A comprehensive description of quantum wave equations in higher dimensions and their broad range of applications in quantum mechanics is provided, which complements the traditional coverage found in the existing quantum mechanics textbooks and gives scientists a fresh outlook on quantum systems in all branches of physics.
In Parts I and II the basic properties of the SO(n) group are reviewed and basic theories and techniques related to wave equations in higher dimensions are introduced. Parts III and IV cover important quantum systems in the framework of non-relativistic and relativistic quantum mechanics in terms of the theories presented in Part II. In particular, the Levinson theorem and the generalized hypervirial theorem in higher dimensions, the Schrödinger equation with position-dependent mass and the Kaluza-Klein theory in higher dimensions are investigated. In this context, the dependence of the energy levels on the dimension is shown. Finally, Part V contains conclusions, outlooks and an extensive bibliography.


High dimension quantum theory Higher dimensional quantum theory Kaluza-Klein theory high dimensions Levinson theorem Quantum theory relativity combine hypervirial theorem high dimensions quantum wave equation quantum wave equation high dimension quantum wave equation higher dimension quantum wave equations

Authors and affiliations

  • Shi-Hai Dong
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  1. 1.Escuela Superior de Física y Matemáticas, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López MateosInstituto Politécnico NacionalMexico D.F.Mexico

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-1916-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-1917-0
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