chapter  21
- Numerical Methods for Quantum Mechanics
Pages 42

In this book so far we are concerned with the various fundamentals of quantum mechanics. In the latter part of the century the subject has started growing on multi direction. Newer quantum phenomena were identified. Quantum version of certain classical phenomena and concepts have been formulated. New topics in quantum physics have born. Application of quantum physics to other branches of science and technology has started. For example, a great deal of research has been focused on the topics such as supersymmetry, Berry’s phase, Aharonov-Bohm effect, Wigner distribution function, coherent and squeezed states, quantum computing, quantum cryptography, quantum imaging and quantum lithography to name a few. Theoretical and experimental progress have been made in these topics. The fundamentals and the progresses made in these advanced topics are covered in the volume-II of this book. Before we move on to these advanced topics we wish to mention that in classical physics several fascinating newer phenomena were first realized in numerical simulation and then necessary theory and mathematical tools were developed. Thus, it is important to develop numerical schemes to study quantum systems.