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Quantum theory is the theoretical basis of modern physics that explains the nature and behavior of matter and energy on the atomic and subatomic level. The nature and behavior of matter and energy at that level is sometimes referred to as quantum physics and quantum mechanics. Quantum Mechanics represents one of the greatest triumphs of the scientific enterprise of the twentieth century. The dramatic success of quantum theory has led to many revolutionary inventions and its extraordinary concepts describe the heart of several important real world applications like transistors and lasers. The theory makes accurate predictions about a wide range of physical phenomena and has historically withstood the tests and scrutiny of every experimental investigation. However, in spite of the fact that quantum theory is widely regarded by the scientific establishment as the fundamental theory of nature and is immensely successful and useful, its conceptual framework makes many predictions which are difficult to comprehend “classically”. The theory is, paradoxically, powerful and confusing at the same time.

This book provides the foundations of quantum mechanics different applications of quantum mechanics in science and technology. This book covers contributions made by eminent authors and scientists from different from all over the world. Undoubtedly, quantum mechanics is the greatest discovery of the 20th century. Therefore, its history and foundations are of great interest to scientists and students. This book covers some of the applications of quantum mechanics in nuclear physics, medical science, information technology, atomic physics and material science, as well as some selected topics of quantum mechanics.

This book will be of interest to scientists and researchers, as well as graduate students, familiar with the foundations of quantum mechanics.