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The important changes quantum mechanics has undergone in recent years are reflected in this approach for students. A strong narrative and over 300 worked problems lead the student from experiment, through general principles of the theory, to modern applications. Stepping through results allows students to gain a thorough understanding. Starting with basic quantum mechanics, the book moves on to more advanced theory, followed by applications, perturbation methods and special fields, and ending with developments in the field. Historical, mathematical and philosophical boxes guide the student through the theory. Unique to this textbook are chapters on measurement and quantum optics, both at the forefront of current research. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from this perspective on the fundamental physical paradigm and its applications. Online resources including solutions to selected problems, and 200 figures, with colour versions of some figures, are available at www.cambridge.org/Auletta.Covers modern applications of quantum physics not included in other textbooks, including two unique chapters - measurement and quantum opticsOver 300 worked problems and proofs give the students a step-by-step guide to the theoryOnline resources include solutions to some problems and 200 figures, some of which are in full colour to help students with independent studies
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Gennaro Auletta (born August 27, 1957 in Naples) is an Italian philosopher of science actively involved in scientific research.
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