A Brief Introduction to Classical, Statistical, and Quantum Mechanics (Courant Lecture Notes) by Oliver Buhler
American Mathematical Society | October 12, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0821842323 | 153 pages | DJVU | 12 MB
This book provides a rapid overview of the basic methods and concepts in mechanics for beginning Ph.D. students and advanced undergraduates in applied mathematics or related fields. It is based on a graduate course given in 2006-07 at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. Among other topics, the book introduces Newton's law, action principles, Hamilton-Jacobi theory, geometric wave theory, analytical and numerical statistical mechanics, discrete and continuous quantum mechanics, and quantum path-integral methods.