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Modern Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information

J S Faulkner


Modern Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information surveys the fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics against the backdrop of its use in modern science applications. The book covers several topics in modern quantum mechanics and quantum information that do not appear in older texts. These include a mathematically sound treatment of delta functions and the rigged Hilbert space, an exposition of many-body theory including density functional theory and Feynman diagrams, and an explanation of chemical bonds and energy band theory. It also contains expansive chapters on relativistic Dirac theory, group theory including Lie groups, exotic quantum phenomena, interpretations of quantum theory, quantum computers and quantum cryptography. Each chapter ends with a set of questions and exercises for the student. This authoritative and expansive survey of the field is ideal for advanced researchers, upper undergraduate and graduate students, with a main purpose as a text for a graduate course in quantum mechanics.

Key Features:

  • Provides a thorough review of the basics  

  • Discusses the philosophical questions of quantum theory

  • Includes the concepts used in quantum condensed matter physics and quantum chemistry in detail  

  • Presents quantum information

  • Discusses the density functional and the diagrammatic approaches to many-body theory

About Editors

Professor John Samuel Faulkner obtained his PhD in physics from The Ohio State University, and is currently professor emeritus of Florida Atlantic University. Professor Faulkner FAPS, FAAAS, has numerous publications in professional journals and has published the book Multiple Scattering Theory: Electronic Structure of Solids.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Review of Basics 

Chapter 2 - Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics 

Chapter 3 - Relativistic quantum mechanics` 

Chapter 4 - Symmetry 

Chapter 5 - Approximate Methods 

Chapter 6 - Scattering and Green's Functions 

Chapter 7 - A Practical Tool 

Chapter 8 - An Alternative Reality 

Chapter 9 - What Does It All Mean 

Chapter 10 – Quantum Information 

Chapter 11- Quantum Cryptography 

Chapter 12 - Many Particle Systems 


Hardback ISBN: 9780750321655

Ebook ISBN: 9780750321679

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-2167-9

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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