A graduate-level text that examines the semiclassical approach to quantum mechanics
Physical systems have been traditionally described in terms of either classical or quantum mechanics. But in recent years, semiclassical methods have developed rapidly, providing deep physical insight and computational tools for quantum dynamics and spectroscopy. In this book, Eric Heller introduces and develops this subject, demonstrating its power with many examples.
A comprehensive approach for using classical mechanics to do quantum mechanics
- More than two hundred figures to assist intuition
- Emphasis on semiclassical Green function and wave packet perspective, as well as tunneling and spectroscopy
- Chapters include quantum mechanics of classically chaotic systems, quantum scarring, and other modern dynamical topics