In this latest edition new material has been added, which includes many additional clarifying remarks to some of the more advanced chapters. The design of many ?gures has been reworked to enhance the didactic appeal of the book. However, in the course of these changes, I have attempted to keep intact the underlying compact nature of the book. I am grateful to many colleagues for their help with this substantial - vision. Special thanks go to Uwe Tau ¨ ber and Roger Hilton for discussions, comments and many constructive suggestions on this new edition. Some of the ?gures which were of a purely qualitative nature have been improved by Robert Seyrkammer in now being computer-generated. I am very obliged to Andrej Vilfan for redoing and checking the computation of some of the sci- ti?callymoredemanding?gures. IamalsoverygratefultoMsUlrikeOllinger who undertook the graphical design of the diagrams. It is my pleasure to thank Dr. Thorsten Schneider and Mrs Jacqueline Lenz of Springer for their excellent co-operation, as well as the LE-T X setting team for their careful E incorporationoftheamendments forthis newedition. Finally,Ishouldliketo thank all colleagues and students who, over the years,have made suggestions to improve the usefulness of this book. Munich, August 2007 F. Schwabl Preface to the First Edition This is a textbook on quantum mechanics. In an introductory chapter, the basic postulates are established, beginning with the historical development, by the analysis of an interference experiment.
Again up-to-date and revisedThis first book precedes the second course Advanced Quantum MechanicsConcise and well-thought introduction to the fieldSuitable for advanced undergraduates and beyond