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Problems in Classical and Quantum Mechanics

Extracting the Underlying Concepts

  • J. Daniel Kelley
  • Jacob J. Leventhal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Classical Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 3-24
    3. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 25-66
    4. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 67-94
    5. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 95-117
  3. Quantum Mechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 121-147
    3. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 149-171
    4. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 173-188
    5. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 189-215
    6. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 217-221
    7. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 223-242
    8. J. Daniel Kelley, Jacob J. Leventhal
      Pages 243-311
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 313-365

About this book

Introduction

This book is a collection of problems intended to aid students in their graduate courses in physics and in preparing for the PhD qualifying exam. Thus, the included problems are of the type that could be on a qualifying exam or are problems that are meant to elucidate a principle that is important for the exam. Unlike other compilations of problems, the problems in this text are placed in the broader context of the subject.
The goal of the book is to develop the problem solving skills of the reader to insure a complete understanding of the physics. Problems and solutions are presented in detail, and, additionally, their significance is discussed within the context of the physical principle(s) that they illustrate. The solution of the problem is only the beginning of the learning process--it is in manipulating the solution and changing the parameters that a great deal of insight can be gleaned. This technique is referred to by the authors as "massaging the problem," and it is a technique that the authors have found to considerably increase the pedagogical value of any problem.

Keywords

Advanced Physics Textbook Advanced Workbook Physics Graduate Physics Exercise Book Physics Ph.D. Exam Prep Physics Ph.D. Exam Workbook Physics Problems for PhD Qualifying Exam

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Daniel Kelley
    • 1
  • Jacob J. Leventhal
    • 2
  1. 1.The Boeing Company (retired)University of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46664-4
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46662-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46664-4
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