Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers, Third Edition  provides a complete course in quantum mechanics for students of semiconductor device physics and electrical engineering. It provides the necessary background to quantum theory for those starting work on micro- and nanoelectronic structures and is particularly useful for those beginning work with modern semiconductors devices, lasers, and qubits.

This book was developed from a course the author has taught for many years with a style and order of presentation of material specifically designed for this audience. It introduces the main concepts of quantum mechanics which are important in everyday solid-state physics and electronics. Each topic includes examples which have been carefully chosen to draw upon relevant experimental research. It also includes problems with solutions to test understanding of theory.

Full updated throughout, the third edition contains the latest developments, experiments, and device concepts, in addition to three fully revised chapters on operators and expectations and spin angular momentum, it contains completely new material on superconducting devices and approaches to quantum computing.

chapter 1|28 pages

Waves and Particles

chapter 2|40 pages

The Schrödinger Equation

chapter 3|42 pages


chapter 4|18 pages

Periodic Potentials

chapter 5|26 pages

The Harmonic Oscillator

chapter 6|24 pages

Operators and Bases

chapter 7|20 pages

Stationary Perturbation Theory

chapter 8|15 pages

Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory

chapter 9|28 pages

Motion in Centrally Symmetric Potentials

chapter 10|24 pages

Spin Angular Momentum

chapter 11|27 pages

An Introduction to Quantum Computing