Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer presents the most up-to-date approach to elementary quantum mechanics. Based on the interactive program Interquanta (included on the accompanying CD-ROM) and its extensive 3D color graphic features, the book guides its readers through computer experiments on: free particles and wave packets; bound states in various potentials; coherent and squeezed states in time-dependent motion; scattering and resonances; analogies in optics; quantized angular momentum; distinguishable and indistinguishable particles; special functions of mathematical physics. - Back cover.

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the PC presents the most up-to-date approach to elementary quantum mechanics. Based on the interactive program Interquanta (included on a 5 1/4" MS-DOS diskette) and its extensive 3D colour graphics features, the book guides readers through computer experiments on - free particles - bound states and scattering from various potentials - two-particle problems - properties of special functions of mathematical physics The course, with a wide variety of more than 200 detailed, class-tested problems, provides students with unique practical experience of complex probability amplitudes, eigenvalues, scattering cross sections, and the like. Lecturers and teachers will find here excellent, hands-on classroom demonstrations for their quantum-mechanics course.

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Quantum Mechanics on the Personal Computer

Now in its 2nd edition, Quantum Mechanics on the PC presents the most up-to-date approach to elementary quantum mechanics. It is based on the interactive program Interquanta, which runs on MS-DOS either with or without coprocessor (two separate versions included on a 3 1/2'' diskette). With its extensive 3D colour graphics features, the book guides readers through computer experiments on - free particles - bound states and scattering from various potentials - two-particle problems - properties of special functions of mathematical physics. The course, with a wide variety of more than 200 detailed, class-tested problems, provides students - even with little experience in quantum mechanics - with unique practical experience of complex probability amplitudes, eigenvalues, scattering cross sections, and the like. Lecturers and teachers will find here excellent, hands-on classroom demonstrations for their quantum-mechanics course. See LooK 2/92

Theoretical Physics on the Personal Computer

Theoretical Physics on the Personal Computer

Theoretical Physics on the Personal Computer

We would like to thank Mr. A.H. Armstrong, who translated this book, for his many valuable suggestions and corrections. We also acknowledge a stimulating response from our readers. Mr. J. Peeck sent us a diskette containing the pro grams modified to run on an ATARI computer. Mr. H.U. Zimmermann sent us diskettes, on which the graphics software of the book is adapted to the require ments of the FORTRAN-77 compiler by MICROSOFT. Readers interested in these adaptations should contact the authors. Tiibingen, January 1988 E. W. Schmid, G. Spitz v Preface to the German Edition This book is based on the lecture course "Computer applications in Theo retical Physics", which has been offered at the University of Tiibingen since 1979. This course had as its original aim the preparation of students for a nu merical diploma course in theoretical physics. It soon became clear, however, that the course provides a valuable supplement to the fundamental lectures in theoretical physics. Whereas teaching in this field had previously been prin cipally characterised by the derivation of equations, it is now possible to give deeper understanding by means of application examples. A graphical presen tation of numerical results proves to be important in emphasizing the physics. Interaction with the machine is also valuable. At the end of each calculation the computer should ask the question: "Repeat the calculation with new data (yes/no)?". The student can then answer "yes" and input the new data, e.g.Floppy disk/supplementary electronic material no longer available.

Interactive Quantum Mechanics

Interactive Quantum Mechanics

Interactive Quantum Mechanics

Interquanta (IQ), an interactive program on quantum mechanics allows students to do their own quantum physics experiments on the computer, and to study in 3D color graphics such quantities as complex probability amplitude, eigencalues, scattering cross sections, and more. By experiencing many such computer experiments, students gain a unique, "hands-on" experience in quantum physics which is otherwise difficult to achieve. The graphic features include two-and three-dimensional graphics in the form of static frames and motion pictures. Students do no programming, and hence need no previous detailed knowledge of this. The program has a very convenient, self-explanatory user interface based on the Java software technology. The book provides a recapitulation of the basic quantum mechanical formula, a manual to the IQ program, and a complete course with more than 300 tested problems. Fully automatic demonstration sessions are provided as introduction to interactive work. Physics topics covered include free particles, bound states and scattering in various potentials in one and three space dimensions, two-particle systems, properties of special functions of mathematical physics.