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## Essential Quantum Mechanics

*Gary Bowman*

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199228928
- eISBN:
- 9780191711206
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228928.001.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

Quantum mechanics — central not only to physics, but also to chemistry, materials science, and other fields — is notoriously abstract and difficult. This book is a concise, explanatory book that ... More

## The Structure of Quantum States

*Gary E. Bowman*

### in Essential Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199228928
- eISBN:
- 9780191711206
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228928.003.0004
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

The quantum state is the fundamental entity in quantum mechanics. This chapter develops the basic mathematical structure of quantum states by developing the correspondence between states and ordinary ... More

## Quantum mechanics

*Vlatko Vedral*

### in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

- Published in print:
- 2006
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780199215706
- eISBN:
- 9780191706783
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter reviews all the rules of quantum mechanics and their mathematical notation. It also considers quantum entanglement, a fundamental resource in quantum information. There are four basic ... More

## Linear Operators and Dyadics

*Oliver Johns*

### in Analytical Mechanics for Relativity and Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2005
- Published Online:
- January 2010
- ISBN:
- 9780198567264
- eISBN:
- 9780191717987
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567264.003.0007
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Linear vector functions of vectors, and the related dyadic notation, are important in the study of rigid body motion and the covariant formulations of relativistic mechanics. These functions have a ... More

## Wavefunctions

*Gary E. Bowman*

### in Essential Quantum Mechanics

- Published in print:
- 2007
- Published Online:
- January 2008
- ISBN:
- 9780199228928
- eISBN:
- 9780191711206
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228928.003.0012
- Subject:
- Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on a basic but systematic treatment of wavefunctions. By comparison with a spin 1/2 system, the concept of a wavefunction as a collection of coefficients is developed, followed ... More

## Dirac notation

*Efstratios Manousakis*

### in Practical Quantum Mechanics: Modern Tools and Applications

- Published in print:
- 2015
- Published Online:
- December 2015
- ISBN:
- 9780198749349
- eISBN:
- 9780191813474
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749349.003.0002
- Subject:
- Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter considers a two-state system in order to review the Dirac notation in the simplest realization of quantum mechanics, that is, a Hilbert space spanned by a basis of just two states.

## Dirac Notation and Transformation Theory

*Norman J. Morgenstern Horing*

### in Quantum Statistical Field Theory: An Introduction to Schwinger's Variational Method with Green's Function Nanoapplications, Graphene and Superconductivity

- Published in print:
- 2017
- Published Online:
- January 2018
- ISBN:
- 9780198791942
- eISBN:
- 9780191834165
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198791942.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Chapter 1 opens with a brief review of some basic features of quantum mechanics, including the Schrödinger equation, linear and angular momentum and the theory of the hydrogenic atom: It also ... More

## New Design Rules for Quantum: The Postulates

*Duncan G. Steel*

### in Introduction to Quantum Nanotechnology: A Problem Focused Approach

- Published in print:
- 2021
- Published Online:
- July 2021
- ISBN:
- 9780192895073
- eISBN:
- 9780191924149
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780192895073.003.0007
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

In the previous six chapters, we focused on understanding the basic eigenstates of various Hamiltonians by solving the time independent Schrödinger equation. While the Hamiltonians seemed relatively ... More

## Simplest Quantum Devices: Polarizers and Beam Splitters

*M. Suhail Zubairy*

### in Quantum Mechanics for Beginners: With Applications to Quantum Communication and Quantum Computing

- Published in print:
- 2020
- Published Online:
- June 2020
- ISBN:
- 9780198854227
- eISBN:
- 9780191888649
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198854227.003.0009
- Subject:
- Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Maxwell showed that light consists of electric and magnetic fields that oscillate in directions perpendicular to the direction of propagation. Associated with this picture of light as an ... More

## Review of basic quantum physics

*Ian R. Kenyon*

### in Quantum 20/20: Fundamentals, Entanglement, Gauge Fields, Condensates and Topology

- Published in print:
- 2019
- Published Online:
- November 2019
- ISBN:
- 9780198808350
- eISBN:
- 9780191846052
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/oso/9780198808350.003.0001
- Subject:
- Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Basic experimental evidence is sketched: the black body radiation spectrum, the photoeffect, Compton scattering and electron diffraction; the Bohr model of the atom. Quantum mechanics is reviewed ... More

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