Account Options Sign in. Xristina marked it as to-read Apr 26, Zahra added it Oct 15, Amer rated it it was amazing Dec 06, CY Beh rated it liked it Feb 09, Prerequisite to reading these notes mechanicd some familiarity with elementary quantum mechanics, at least at the undergraduate level. Naghi added it Sep 14, Mohamad marked it as to-read Sep 09, Abbas Karimi rated it really liked it Dec 07, These lecture notes comprise a three-semester graduate course in quantum mechanics at the University of Illinois. Want to Read saving…. Preferably the reader should already have met the uncertainty principle and the concept of a wave function.

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He joined the Department of Physics at the University of Illinois as an assistant professor in Professor Baym has been a major leader in the study of matter under extreme conditions in astrophysics and nuclear physics. He has made original, seminal contributions to our understanding of neutron stars, relativistic effects in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, quantum fluids, and most recently, Bose-Einstein condensates.

His work is characterized by a superb melding of basic theoretical physics concepts, from condensed matter to nuclear to elementary particle physics. His studies of the unusual states of matter in the deep interiors of neutron stars were seminal—first on the fundamental nature of the pion condensed state of neutron star matter and then on the physics of quark matter and the quark-gluon plasma. With the realization that further progress in the physics of matter under extreme conditions would require dedicated laboratory experiments, Professor Baym was an early advocate for and has taken a leadership role in the current international effort to use ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions to test experimentally the behavior of matter under extreme conditions.

He has been particularly instrumental in establishing the relativistic heavy ion collider RHIC project at Brookhaven National Laboratory, which, when completed, will collide subatomic particles at energies of GeV. At the same time, he has made fundamental contributions to understanding the physics of ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions.

In addition to his contributions to astrophysics and nuclear theory, Gordon has had an early and continuing influence on theoretical condensed matter physics, most recently on the physics of Bose-Einstein condensed atomic systems.

His monograph with C. Wiley and Sons, New York, is a definitive reference for this topic. His two textbooks, Quantum Statistical Mechanics with L. Kadanoff, W. Benjamin, Inc. Lectures on Quantum Mechanics has been a basic text for teaching quantum mechanics to graduate students worldwide. Professor Baym has also maintained a lifelong interest in, and has made major contributions to, the scholarly study of the history of physics.

He was awarded the Hans A. Bethe Prize of the American Physical Society in "for his superb synthesis of fundamental concepts which have provided an understanding of matter at extreme conditions, ranging from crusts and interiors of neutron stars to matter at ultrahigh temperature. Ho and C. Pethick Hans A.


Lectures On Quantum Mechanics

There are a number of texts which present the basic topics very well; but since a fair quantity of the material discussed in my course was not available to the students in elementary quantum mechanics books, I was asked to prepare written notes. In retrospect These lecture notes comprise a three-semester graduate course in quantum mechanics at the University of Illinois. In retrospect these lecture notes seemed sufficiently interesting to warrant their publication in this format. The notes, presented here in slightly revised form, consitutute a self-contained course in quantum mechanics from first principles to elementary and relativistic one-particle mechanics. Prerequisite to reading these notes is some familiarity with elementary quantum mechanics, at least at the undergraduate level.




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