The new edition covers four main areas of quantum mechanics: scattering and integral quantum mechanics; relativistic quantum
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents: SCATTERING AND INTEGRAL QUANTUM MECHANICS. Scattering. Currents and Cross Sections. Partial-Wave Expansions. Scattering Applications: Lengths, Resonances, Coulomb. Transition and Potential Matrices. Formal Quantum Mechanics. Spin Theory. Path Integrals and Lattice Quantum Mechanics. RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS. Dirac Equation. Components of Dirac Wave Functions. Interactions in Dirac Theory. QUANTUM FIELDS. Second Quantization. Quantized Electromagnetic Fields. Weak Fields. Wave Equations from Field Theory. MANY-BODY THEORY. Many-Body Problems. Statistical Help with Many-Body Problems. Phonons. Fermion Pairing. Appendices. References. Index.
Rubin H. Landau is Professor of Physics at Oregon State University, Corvallis. He is the author of the first edition of this book and coauthor of A Scientist's and Engineer's Guide to Workstations and Supercomputers, also available from Wiley. He has authored over 80 research papers and conference talks on particle, nuclear, and atomic physics; and has done work at IBM Research, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, TRIUMF, and the Universities of Melbourne, Adelaide, British Columbia, Pittsburgh, and Surrey.