




210 pages, 9x6 inches
Oct
2001 Hardcover
ISBN 1589490223
US$48 

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This book is the first in a series of
four volumes devoted to quantum mechanics and to quantum
field theory. It is selfcontained, and the only
prerequisites are a knowledge of integral calculus and
partial differential equations, as well as Newton's
mechanics of point masses. New subjects are developed in
requisite detail at the various points where they are
required. The mathematics is at the same time explicit
but kept in check, so that the reader does not get
bogged down in annoying generalizations that might
distract him or her from the physics. Each chapter is
complemented by ten problems, and the student is
strongly advised to try them all by himself or herself
before looking at our full solutions in the third
volume.
undergraduate students, graduate
students, teachers, researchers interested in modern
physics.
The other
three volumes of the series are:
vol.2
Quantum Field Theory
 a selfcontained course
(Nov. 2001)
vol.3
Exercises in Quantum Mechanics 
a selfcontained book of questions and answers
(Spring, 2003)
vol.4
Exercises in Quantum Field Theory 
a selfcontained book of questions and answers
(Fall, 2003)

1. Transition from Classical to
Quantum Mechanics
Canonical Transformation
Hilbert Space
Dirac's
Transition to Quantum Mechanics
Dirac Delta Function
Schrödinger Equation
2. ThreeDimensional Harmonic
Oscillator 
3. Orbital Angular Momentum
4.
Central Potential
5.
Hydrogen Atom
6.
Spin and Addition of Angular Momenta
7.
Perturbation Theory and Variational
Principle
8.
Scattering Theory
9.
Atomic Physics
APPENDIX.
Completeness of Eigenfunctions


David
ATKINSON
received his Ph.D., under Hamilton, from
Cambridge University in 1964, and has been a
professor of theoretical physics at
U of Groningen
since 1972. He worked as a visiting scientist at
CERN, UC Berkeley, Rome University, Bonn
University, Imperial College, Tata Inst.,
University of Canberra, Yukawa Inst, etc. Dr.
Atkinson is well known partly for his excellent
and solid research works on the strong
interaction Smatrix theory, the mathematical
and numerical study of phaseshift analysis, the
Dyson Schwinger equations, both in QED and QCD,
and the quark propagator equations and chiral
symmetry breaking. He has published over 100
research papers in the wellknown journals. His
recent interest is in the problem of
interpretation in probability theory and quantum
mechanics. Prof. Atkinson has been teaching
quantum mechanics and quantum field theory for
many years. 
Mahouton
Norbert HOUNKONNOU
received his Ph.D. from the Université
catholique de Louvain (Belgium) in 1992. He has
been professor of mathematical physics at the
Institut de Mathématiques et de Sciences
Physiques and at the Faculty of Sciences of the
Université Nationale du Bénin since 1996. He has
worked at Orsay, Pennsylvania State, Montréal,
Louvain, Université de Lomé, etc. Dr. Hounkonnou
has published over 40 research papers on nbody
problems in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics,
on scattering theory in nonrelativistic and
relativistic quantum mechanics using the von
Neumann theory of selfadjoint extensions of
symmetric linear operators, and on classical and
semiclassical orthogonal polynomials. He has
taught quantum mechanics and quantum field
theory since 1994. 



