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  • Title: The Physics of Quantum Mechanics
  • Author(s) James Binney, David Skinner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 31, 2013); eBook (Final Draft)
  • Paperback: 412 pages
  • eBook: PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199688575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199688579
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Book Description

This book aims to give students a good understanding of how Quantum Mechanics describes the material world. It shows that the theory follows naturally from the use of probability amplitudes to derive probabilities. It stresses that stationary states are unphysical mathematical abstractions that enable us to solve the theory's governing equation, the time-dependent Schroedinger equation.

Every opportunity is taken to illustrate the emergence of the familiar classical, dynamical world through the quantum interference of stationary states. The text stresses the continuity between the quantum world and the classical world, which is merely an approximation to the quantum world.

About the Authors
  • James Binney, Head of the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford,David Skinner, Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Cambridge.
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