Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Quantum Mechanics

Paul Bracken

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


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During the twentieth century as science developed the means to study successively smaller length scales, it has become clear that physics must evolve in a new way to what was present before to successfully account for what is observed at small length scales. In some phenomena, quantum effects manifested at a microscopic level have repercussions that manifest themselves at much larger length scales, and thus it has been applied to things at ordinary lengthscales and even larger such as certain types of stars.

Quantum mechanics arose in 1924 and was developed by scientists such as Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Heisenberg, Born, Dirac, and many others.

Quantum mechanics has subsequently been applied to many of the phenomenon physicist studies, such as atoms, molecules, nuclei, and even neutron stars, superfluids, and elementary particles. It is hoped this book will be able to examine both the mathematical and conceptual aspects of quantum physics by presenting papers that discuss both its mathematical basis and philosophical interpretation. It is hoped this new collection of papers will stimulate the study and expansion of this area of modern physics.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: November 11th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 31st 2020

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: April 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: June 19th 2020

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About the editor

Paul Bracken

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Dr. Paul Bracken is currently a Professor at the Mathematics Department at the University of Texas in Edinburg, TX. He obtained his BSc degree from the University of Toronto and PhD degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada. His research interests include mathematical problems in quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, differential geometry and partial differential equations as well as their overlap with the area of gravity. He has published over 100 papers in journals and books and has given about 20 talks at various meetings and conferences at different levels.

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