Designed for students familiar with abstract mathematical concepts but possessing little knowledge of physics, this graduatelevel text was written by a member of the distinguished National Academy of Science. It opens with chapters on classical mechanics and proceeds to a survey of quantum mechanics; topics include the quantummechanical substitute for phase space; quantum dynamics and the Schrdinger equation; generalized coordinates; linear systems and the quantization of the electromagnetic field; and quantumstatistical mechanics. The final section on group theory and quantum mechanics of the atom explores spherical symmetry and spin, the nelectron atom and the Pauli exclusion principle, and other subjects. 1963 ed.

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