Visualization of Wave Functions; Fourier Analysis of Wave Functions; Free Particles; States and Observables; Electromagnetic Fields; Boundary Conditions; Linear Operators in Hilbert Spaces; Double Slit Experiment; Harmonic Oscillator; Theory of the Harmonic Oscillator; Index
"Visual Quantum Mechanics" uses the computer-generated animations found on the accompanying material on Springer Extras to introduce, motivate, and illustrate the concepts explained in the book. While there are other books on the market that use Mathematica or Maple to teach quantum mechanics, this book differs in that the text describes the mathematical and physical ideas of quantum mechanics in the conventional manner. There is no special emphasis on computational physics or requirement that the reader know a symbolic computation package. Despite the presentation of rather advanced topics, the book requires only calculus, making complicated results more comprehensible via visualization. The material on Springer Extras provides easy access to more than 300 digital movies, animated illustrations, and interactive pictures. This book along with its extra online materials forms a complete introductory course on spinless particles in one and two dimensions.
Instructors, students and researchers interested in better understanding quantum mechanical principles and concepts through "Visual Quantum Mechanics." It is the first book with online materials on Springer Extras to take a comprehensive scientific visualization techniques approach to the subject.