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While the two previous books entitled Introduction to Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations and Advanced Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations exposed the reader to the foundations and frontiers of todays physics, the goal of this thirdMoreWhile the two previous books entitled Introduction to Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations and Advanced Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations exposed the reader to the foundations and frontiers of todays physics, the goal of this third volume is to cover in some detail several topics omitted in the essentially linear progression of the first two.This book is divided into three parts. Part 1 is on quantum mechanics. Analytic solutions to the Schrodinger equation are developed for some basic systems. The analysis is then formalized, concluding with a set of postulates for the theory. Part 2 is on applications of quantum mechanics: approximation methods for bound states, scattering theory, time-dependent perturbation theory, and electromagnetic radiation and quantum electrodynamics. Part 3 covers some selected topics in relativistic quantum field theory: discrete symmetries, the Heisenberg picture, and the Feynman rules for quantum chromodynamics.The three volumes in this series taken together provide a clear, logical, self-contained, and comprehensive base from which the very best students can learn modern physics. When finished, readers should have an elementary working knowledge in the principal areas of theoretical physics of the twentieth century.Sample Chapter(s)Chapter 1: introduction (107 KB)Request Inspection CopyContents: Quantum Mechanics: Solutions to the Schrodinger EquationFormal DevelopmentsApplications of Quantum Mechanics: Approximation Methods for Bound StatesScattering TheoryTime-Dependent Perturbation TheoryElectromagnetic Radiation and Quantum ElectrodynamicsRelativistic Quantum Field Theory: Discrete SymmetriesHeisenberg PictureFeynman Rules for QCDProblems and Appendices: ProblemsReadership: Advanced undergraduates, graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics and quantum mechanics. Topics in Modern Physics: Theoretical Foundations by John Dirk Walecka