Basic Quantum-Mechanical Equipment

  • Benjamin Fain
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 20)


Quantum theoretical description of quantum objects differs essentially from the classical description. Quantum theory, unlike the classical theory, is a statistical theory in principle. The laws of quantum theory do not govern the actual behavior of a particular object, but give the probability of the various ways in which the object may behave as a result of an interaction with its surroundings. Several postulates form the basis of the quantum description of physical phenomena.


Quantum State Density Matrix Pure State Commutation Relation Adiabatic Approximation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Fain
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  1. 1.Institute of ChemistryTel-Aviv UniversityRamat-Aviv Tel-AvivIsrael

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