Quantum Mechanics for Beginners

Quantum Mechanics for Beginners

by Zbigniew Ficek

Zbigniew Ficek has written an excellent book that provides the basic tools for the necessary understanding of various physical phenomena associated with quantum physics. Topics are chosen at the appropriate level, and the presentation is crystal clear and concise. One of the unique strengths of this book is the immaculate balance between general theoretical formulations and concrete physical examples. This fascinating book is strongly recommended to anyone who seeks a pedagogical introduction to quantum physics.

Prof. Ting Yu, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814669382
  • Subject: Quantum Physics
  • Published: April 2016
  • Pages: 340

The textbook covers the background theory of various effects discussed from first principles, as clearly as possible, to introduce students to the main ideas of quantum physics and to teach the basic mathematical methods and techniques used in the fields of advanced quantum physics, atomic physics, laser physics, nanotechnology, quantum chemistry, and theoretical mathematics. Many of the predictions of quantum physics appear to be contrary to our intuitive perceptions, and the student will learn how it comes about that microscopic objects (particles) behave in unusual ways that are called quantum effects, what we mean by quantum, and where this idea came from. The textbook is supplemented with Problems and Solutions in Quantum Physics, which contains a wide range of tutorial problems from simple confidence builders to fairly challenging problems that provide adequate understanding of the basic concepts of quantum physics.