Applied Quantum Mechanics



Book Description
This book takes quantum mechanics from the theory books into the real world. Using practical examples throughout, Levi's approach engages and motivates. After a review of classical mechanics and electromagnetics, the book proceeds through primary principles and Schrödinger's equation to more advanced topics, including scattering, eigenstates, the harmonic oscillator and time-dependent perturbation theory, and the laser.  Quantum mechanics is usually thought of as being a difficult subject to master - this book sets out to prove it doesn't need to be.  Example problems, exams, and MATLAB code are available at:

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Applied Quantum Mechanics is required reading for EE 539 and EE 606.



Tony Levi joined the USC faculty in mid-1993 after working for 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey. He invented hot electron spectroscopy, discovered ballistic electron transport in heterostructure bipolar transistors, demonstrated room temperature operation of unipolar transistors with ballistic electron transport, created the first microdisk laser, and carried out work in parallel fiber optic interconnect components in computer and switching systems. His current research interests include high-performance electronic and photonic systems, RF photonics, very small lasers and modeling their behavior, and optimal design of small electronic and photonic systems. To date he has published numerous scientific papers, several book chapters, is author of the books 'Applied Quantum Mechanics' and 'Essential Classical Mechanics for Device Physics', coeditor of the book 'Optimal Device Design', and holds 17 U.S. patents


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