This text first teaches students how to do quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it means. Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory presented, and special techniques developed for attacking realistic problems. Two-part coverage organizes topics under basic theory, and assembles an arsenal of approximation schemes with illustrative applications.
I. THEORY. 1. The Wave Function. 2. The Time-Independent Schrodinger Equation. 3. Formalism. 4. Quantum Mechanics in Three Dimensions. 5. Identical Particles. II. APPLICATIONS. 6. Time-Independent Perturbation Theory. 7. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory. 8. The Variational Principles. 9. The WKB Approximation. 10. The Adiabatic Approximation. 11. Scattering. Index.