Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists
Fundamental Principles and Applications for Biologists, Chemists, Computer Scientists, and Nanotechnologists
About the author
Paul Sanghera, PhD, is an educator, scientist, technologist, and entrepreneur. He has worked at worldclass laboratories such as CERN in Europe and Nuclear Lab at Cornell, where he participated in designing and conducting experiments to test the quantum theories and models of subatomic particles. Dr. Sanghera is the author of several bestselling books in the fields of science, technology, and project management as well as the author/coauthor of more than 100 research papers on the subatomic particles of matter published in reputed European and American research journals.This cohesive book begins with the wavefunction to develop the basic principles of quantum mechanics such as the uncertainty principle and waveparticle duality. Comprehensive coverage of quantum theory is presented, supported by experimental results and explained through applications and examples without the use of abstract and complex mathematical tools or formalisms. From there, the book:

Takes the mystery out of the Schrodinger equation, the fundamental equation of quantum physics, by applying it to atoms

Shows how quantum mechanics explains the periodic table of elements

Introduces the quantum mechanical concept of spin and spin quantum number, along with Pauli's Exclusion Principle regarding the occupation of quantum states

Addresses quantum states of molecules in terms of rotation and vibration of diatomic molecules

Explores the interface between classical statistical mechanics and quantum statistical mechanics

Discusses quantum mechanics as a common thread through different fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology
Each chapter features realworld applications of one or more quantum mechanics principles. "Study Checkpoints" and problems with solutions are presented throughout to make difficult concepts easy to understand. In addition, pictures, tables, and diagrams with full explanations are used to present data and further explain difficult concepts.
This book is designed as a complete course in quantum mechanics for senior undergraduates and firstyear graduate students in nonphysics majors. It also applies to courses such as modern physics, physical chemistry and nanotechnology. The material is also accessible to scientists, engineers, and technologists working in the fields of computer science, biology, chemistry, engineering, and nanotechnology.
less544 pages; ISBN 9780470922699
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Title: Quantum Physics for Scientists and Technologists
Author: Paul Sanghera
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