Quantum Mechanics: Genesis and Achievements by Alexander Komech

By Alexander Komech

The concentration of the current paintings is nonrelativistic and relativistic quantum mechanics with usual purposes to the hydrogen atom. the writer has aimed toward providing quantum mechanics in a finished but obtainable for mathematicians and different non-physicists. The genesis of quantum mechanics, its functions to simple quantum phenomena, and targeted causes of the corresponding mathematical equipment are offered. The exposition is formalized (whenever attainable) at the foundation of the coupled Schroedinger, Dirac and Maxwell equations. aimed toward top graduate and graduate scholars in mathematical and actual technology studies.

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The analogy is the formal identification of the mechanical trajectories with the optical rays using the Fermat principle for the rays and the Hamilton least action principle for mechanical trajectories. 15) as a wave, which 46 3 Schrödinger’s Wave Mechanics propagates along the classical trajectories, and applied Huygens’s principle for characterization of the wave front. 49). 32). 55). 32) in the limit → 0. On the other hand, the Planck constant takes a finite nonzero value. Consequently, the quasiclassical asymptotics alone are not sufficient for the introduction of the Schrödinger equation, and hence one needs the Planck and de Broglie arguments to fix the finite value of the constant .

11) 1 f (m), since f (m) = 0. 6). 3). 45) suggests that 1 = . 4). 12) it has been assumed that the speed of light is c = 1. To restore the value of c, is suffices to substitute everywhere E/c, ω/c and mc2 for E, ω and m, respectively. 4) was confirmed experimentally by Davisson and Germer’s observations on the diffraction of cathode rays [40]. 4). 4) plays a crucial role in the entire quantum theory. In particular, it implies the famous de Broglie formula for the ‘particle wavelength’ λ = 2π/|k|: λ = 2π /|p|.

2 Intensity of Spectral Lines The key observation in the celebrated ‘three-man paper’ [19] was that the matrix ˆ n of the transformed matrix T ∗ xT ˆ should be responsible for element xˆnn = en , xe intensity of the corresponding spectral line ωnn = ωn − ωn : Inn = 2e2 2 4 xˆ ω . 127) for radiation of the dipole with the moment p = exˆnn . 127) for radiation of a harmonic dipole p(t) = exm−n cos ω(m − n)t was used previously by Heisenberg and Kramers for calculation of the dispersion formula [123]; (iii) The correspondence principle suggests that the Fourier coefficient xn−n and the frequency ω(n − n ) of the classical dipole should be substituted by the matrix element xˆnn and the frequency ωnn respectively.

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