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Elements of Quantum Mechanics

  • Eleftherios N. EconomouEmail author
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Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)

Abstract

Consider a non-relativistic spinless particle of mass m moving under the influence of a potential energy V (r, t). Its state at any time t is fully determined by a complex wavefunciton φ(r, t); the quantity |φ(r, t)|2d3 r gives the the probability of finding the particle at time t in the infinitesimal volume d3 r around the point r, provided that φ (r, t) has been normalized so that \( \int _V |\phi ({\textit{\textbf r}}, t) |^2 {\rm d}^3 r = 1\)

Keywords

Quantum Mechanics Polynomial Solution Symmetric Potential Potential Energy Versus Real Space Time 
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Further Reading

  1. R. Eisberg, R. Resnick, Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, J. Wiley, New York, 1974 [Q23].Google Scholar
  2. J.J. Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Addison–Wesley, Reading,MA, 1994 [Q24].Google Scholar
  3. L.D. Landau, E.M. Lifshitz, Quantum Mechanics, Pergamon Press, 3rd ed., Oxford, 1977 [Q25].Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) Department of PhysicsUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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