Ravi Shankar (Bengali pronunciation: [ˈrobi ˈʃɔŋkor]; born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury, spelled Ravindra Shankar Chowdhury in Sanskrit; 7 April 1920 – 11 December 2012), whose name is often preceded by the title Pandit (Master), was an Indian sitar virtuoso and a composer. He became the world's best-known exponent of North Indian classical music, in the second half of the 20th century, and influenced many other musicians throughout the world. Shankar was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1999.
Shankar was born to a Bengali Brahmin family in India, and spent his youth as a dancer touring India and Europe with the dance group of his brother Uday Shankar. He gave up dancing in 1938 to study sitar playing under court musician Allauddin Khan. After finishing his studies in 1944, Shankar worked as a composer, creating the music for the Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray, and was music director of All India Radio, New Delhi, from 1949 to 1956.
In 1956, Shankar began to tour Europe and the Americas playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s through teaching, performance, and his association with violinist Yehudi Menuhin and Beatles guitarist George Harrison. His influence on Harrison helped popularize the use of Indian instruments in Western pop music in the latter half of the 1960s. Shankar engaged Western music by writing compositions for sitar and orchestra, and toured the world in the 1970s and 1980s. From 1986 to 1992, he served as a nominated member of Rajya Sabha, the upper chamber of the Parliament of India. He continued to perform until the end of his life.
On page 160 in Shankar, he discusses how we get quantized energy levels of bound states - specifically for the particle in a box. We have three regions in space; region I from ## \ - \infty, -L/2 ##, region II from ## \ -L/2, L/2 ##, and region III from ## \ L/2, \infty ##. For the...
For the case of general potential V(x), what does it mean when he says that there are always one more constraint than free parameters? At each interval, ψ and ψ' must be continuous, so that is 2 constraints at each interval, and I understand that there are 2 parameters of the wavefunction in...
I know how to work through this problem but I have a question on the initial separation of the wave function. Assuming ##\psi(\rho, \phi) = R(\rho)\Phi(\phi)## then for the azimuthal part of the wavefunction we have ##\Phi(\phi)=B\left(\frac \rho\Delta cos\phi+sin\phi\right)##, but this function...
On the Yale University Prof Shankar Youtube vid 'Lorentz Transformation' Prof Shankar writes up on the board that x = ct and then x prime = c t prime.
It is the basis of all that follows. But i don't understand.
at x = 0, t = 0 and x prime = 0 and t prime = 0. He's got that written up...
I don't see why it is not ##P(\omega)\propto |\langle \psi | \mathbb{P}_{\omega}|\psi\rangle |^2.## After all, the wavefunction ends up collapsing from ##|\psi\rangle## to ##\mathbb{P}_{\omega}|\psi\rangle.##
In about a month or perhaps less I believe I will have finished my reading of Shankar. Which textbooks would you consider to be a next step from that? There are 3 things I would appreciate. One is slightly more mathematical rigour, perhaps something that makes greater use of methods from...
Equation 9.2.25 defines the inner product of two vectors in terms of their components in the same basis.
In equation 9.2.32, the basis of ## |V \rangle## is not given.
## |1 \rangle ## and ## |2 \rangle ## themselves form basis vectors. Then how can one calculate ## \langle 1| V \rangle ## ?
Do...
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definition of null vector,
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The Attempt at a Solution
null vector : ## |0 \rangle = (0,0,0) ##
inverse of (a,b,c) = ( - a, -b, -c)
vector sum of the two vectors of the same form e.g. (c,d,1) + ( e,f,1) = ( c+e, d+f, 2) does not have the same...
I am currently taking a second course on QM (at undergraduate level). The official texts of my course are Griffiths (we are covering the second half of it) and Shankar (for everything that is not in Griffiths). But after reading Shankar for a while, I found myself not really liking the book too...
Hello Everyone, I am an undergraduate physics student who planned to study quantum mechanics. I have been reading the introductory book by Griffiths, however I found that his book seldom uses Dirac Notation and there is little about mathematical formalism on quantum mechanics. Therefore I would...
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Yes, this is the same Shankar who wrote the QM book. It is not a pure QFT introduction like his QM book but seems more like QFT's application too Condensed matter.
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I'm long out of college and trying to teach myself QM out of Shankar's.
I'm trying to understand the reasoning here because I think that I am missing something...
1.1.3
1) Do functions that vanish at the endpoints x=0 and...
Hope this is a valid question.
I can't quite understand this very simple thing.
Prof Shankar's introduction to relativity on Youtube starting at about 50 minutes has a quick calculation that comes up with the Lorentz transform.
I follow the maths, no problem.
But he confuses me a bit when...
I've taken Calc I to III and linear algebra, although the course was overall quite light. I don't know what legendre polynomials are, and haven't learned hamiltonians (and probably won't since its not in morin),
When i start the book i will have finished david morins mechanics book,tenenbaums...
Can someone help with what must be a simple math issue that I'm stuck on. Shankar ("Principles of Quantum Mechanics" p. 153) evaluates the propagator for a free particle in Equation 5.1.10. A scan of the chapter is available here...
I am hung up on what must be a very elementary matter, but I’m unable to see where I’m wrong. I reference R. Shankar's "Principles of Quantum Mechanics". For the free particle with https://www.physicsforums.com/file:///C:/Users/DANIEL~1.ABR/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.png ...
Asked to determine the eigenvalues and eigenvectors common to both of these matrices of
\Omega=\begin{bmatrix}1 &0 &1 \\ 0& 0 &0 \\ 1& 0 & 1\end{bmatrix} and \Lambda=\begin{bmatrix}2 &1 &1 \\ 1& 0 &-1 \\ 1& -1 & 2\end{bmatrix}
and then to verify under a unitary transformation that both can...
Folks,
What is the idea or physical significance of simultaneous diagonalisation? I cannot think of anything other than playing a role in efficient computation algorithms?
Thanks
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On p.145 of Shankar's Principles of Quantum Mechanics, the author derives the general propagator for the Schrodinger equation in the following manner.
Shankar's working
Expanding the state vector in the energy basis,
|\psi(t)\rangle = \sum_{E} |E\rangle \langle E| \psi(t) \rangle...
I know there are a lot of similar questions here but just hear me out.
I am going to start self-studying quantum mechanics in a few days. I think I am going to use the MIT quantum mechanics 1 lectures as a starting point. But books will be essential as I spend most of my time in school. I have...
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I have just bought the hardback version of "Principles Of Quantum Mechanics" by Shankar online. The website stated that it is the corrected version from 2008 but the book has no mention of corrected version 2008 inside it.
Does anyone know if the hardback version states inside the book that...
This is solving a coupled mass problem using the techniques used in QM, it's in the mathematical introduction of Shankar.
This equation was obtained by using the solution for ##x(t) = x_i(0)cos(\omega _i t)## and plugging it into ##\left| x(t) \right \rangle = \left| I \right \rangle x_i...
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Suppose I release a particle at (x=a,y=0) with (p_x = b, p_y = 0) and you release one in the transformed state (x=0, y=a) with (p_x = b, p_y = 0) where the transformation is that we rotate the coordinates but not the momenta. This is a non canonical transformation that...
Hello there,
Im studying QM with Shankar's book.
I'm wrestling myself trough the linear algebra now and I have some questiosn.
Let me start with this one:
I have absolutely no idea where this is coming from or what does it mean.
I don't know how to multiply a ket with an inner...
I have the option of doing either a one-semester QM course with Griffiths or a two-semester course with Shankar. Background is Eisberg and Resnick's "Quantum Physics". I really like quantum mechanics and would rather do two semesters, but will Shankar be too formal for an upper-level undergraduate?
All three seem to be loved, mathematically rigorous, and appropriate as undergraduate-level texts. I have a good knowledge of classical physics, ODEs and PDEs, linear algebra and multivar calculus, but no knowledge of analytical mechanics or QM. Some opinions on these or other recommendations...
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Show that if
H = -\gamma\mathbf{L\cdot B}, and B is position independent,
\frac{\mathrm{d} \left \langle \mathbf{L} \right \rangle}{\mathrm{d} t}=\left \langle \boldsymbol\mu \times\mathbf{B} \right \rangle=\left \langle \boldsymbol\mu \right \rangle\times\mathbf{B}
Here H...
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Im studying a book "Principles of Quantum Mechanics" by Shankar.
Im in the fifth chapter, Simple Problems in One dimension.
In page 169 to 170,
the book says about the standard procedure for finding the fate of the incident wave packet.
But i don't understand why we are finding...
Shankar 12.4.4 - "the" rotation matrix vs. "a" rotation matrix (tensor operators QM)
Homework Statement
My question comes up in the context of Shankar 12.4.4. See attached .pdf.
Homework Equations
See attached .pdf
The Attempt at a Solution
See attached .pdf
I have this...
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I am really stuck here, and I would really appreciate if someone could help me out. The statement of the problem is attached as a image. Some equations referred by the problem are also attached in another image. I will try to explain how I have reasoned using more words than...
First, I appologise if this is in the wrong place, while the book is QM, the question is pure maths. Also I'm not sure if this techically counts as homework as I am self studying. Finally, sorry for the poor formatting, I'm not that good with LaTeX
Homework Statement
Given the matrix...
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I have a pretty strong background in quantum and I've already gone through sakurai using shankar as a reference for courses and such. However, this summer, I want to go through a comprehensive quantum book cover to cover in preparation for going through Zee's QFT book. Which do people...
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On p67 of shankar Principles of QM, he considers the delta functions derivative. He says:
\int \delta'(x-x')f(x')dx'= \int \frac{d\delta(x-x')}{dx}f(x')dx'= \frac{d}{dx}\int \delta(x-x') f(x')dx'=\frac{df(x)}{dx}
I don't understand how the second equality follows, how can the...
shankar "PQM" is wrong?
Shankar Principles of Quantum mechanics Pag 46: Example 1.8.6
The movement equations are in my opinion wrong.
Consider the following link for the same equations
http://farside.ph.utexas.edu/teaching/315/Waves/node17.html
Homework Statement
Two identical bosons are found to be in states |\phi> and |\psi>. Write down the normalized state vector describing the system when <\phi|\psi>\neq0.Homework Equations
The normalized state vector for two bosons with <\phi|\psi>=0, using the fact that...
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Exercise 5.2.2 (b.)
Prove the following theorem: Every attractive potential in one dimension has at least one bound state. Hint: Since V is attractive, if we define V(\infty)=0, it follows that V(x)=-|V(x)| for all x. To show that there exists a bound state with E<0...
Ok, maybe the subject has been discussed in some manner in other posts, but I would like a clear comparison between :
* David J Griffiths - Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
* Shankar - Principles of Quantum Mechanics
* Sakurai - Modern Quantum Mechanics
What is your experience with these...
I've started to learn Quantum Mechanics from Shankar's book "Principles of Quantum Mechanics". My qm professor recommended Sakurai to me, but I feel more comfortable using Shankar. What can you tell me about these 2 books? Which one do you prefer?
Homework Statement
Particle described by wavefunction psi(r,theta,phi) = A*Exp[-r/a0] (a0 = constant)
(1) What is the angular momentum content of the state
(2) Assuming psi is an eigenstate in a potential that vanishes as r -> infinity, find E (match leading terms in Schrodinger's...
Homework Statement
Could someone get me started with Exercise 2.5.1 in Shankar's Principles of Quantum Mechanics?
Does this forum support TeX or LaTeX?
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The Attempt at a Solution
What are your opinions on Shankar: Principles of Quantum Mechanics and
Griffiths: Introduction to Elementary Particle physics?
I've decided to use them to study my two QM modules and my Particle Physics Modules, instead of the recommended texts.
So how good are they?
Would someone mind opening his or her Shankar page 153 and tell me what (5.1.10) and (5.1.11) exactly mean? Does (5.1.10) stand for a delta function?
thank you
Hi,
Have to get my Christmas wish lists together and was looking for a good book to buy on QM.
I need some background on the mathematics involved. I'm also self-studying, with the help of you all of course :)
I found this book to meed my needs, but I'm a bit unsure to spend a lot of...
The question is:
19.5.4
Show that the s-wave phase shift for a square well of depth V0 and range r0 is
δ0 = -k r0 + tan-1{(k/k') tan(k'r0)}
where k' and k are the wave numbers inside and outside the well. For k small, kr0 is some small number and we ignore it. Let us see what happens...