Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information
A Guide through the Quantum World
1. Edition April 2013
XIV, 858 Pages, Softcover
With its discussions and many examples of quantum mechanics and quantum computing, this is all set to become the standard textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate quantum mechanics courses and as an essential reference for physics students and professionals.
Alongside a thorough definition of basic concepts and their interrelations, backed by numerous examples, this textbook features a rare discussion of quantum mechanics and information theory combined in one text. It deals with important topics hardly found in regular textbooks, including the Robertson-Schrödinger relation, incompatibility between angle and angular momentum, "dispersed indeterminacy", interaction-free measurements, "submissive quantum mechanics", and many others. With its in-depth discussion of key concepts complete with problems and exercises, this book is poised to become the standard textbook for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate quantum mechanics courses and an essential reference for physics students and physics professionals.
Playing with the Amplitudes
Representations and the Hilbert Space
Evolution of Quantum States
"Submissive" Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics and Measurements
Quantum Measurements and POVMs
Quantum Key Distribution
Vadim Fayngold holds two degrees - M.S. in Physics and B.S. in Computer Science. While working as a research assistant at the Department of Computer Engineering (Polytechnic University, New York), he focused on computer simulation of complex processes in fluid dynamics. The combined expertise he developed there has spurred his interest in the Quantum Information theory. Vadim came to the idea of writing this book while working on computer animations of various relativistic and quantum-mechanical phenomena.