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Quantum Mechanics I A Problem Text David A. DeBruyne and Larry B. Sorensen Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: To be determined ISBN 978-1-945176-57-9 e-ISBN 978-3-11-062775-6 Books in print publisher Primedia E-launch LLC Neither this book nor any part may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, microfilming, and recording, or by any informa- tion storage or retrieval system without prior permission in writing from an author or the publisher. c© 2016 DeFloJo LLC

viii Quantum Mechanics I A Problem Text David A. DeBruyne and Larry B. Sorensen ix x

present material from the perspective of guided problem solving. It is largely the material presented by Larry Sorensen in a one-quarter, 400-level physics course as part of an evening Master of Science program at the University of Washington. The project originally intended only to typeset problems, posed both traditionally and then with guidance that Professor Sorensen dubbed his “garden path” version, and solutions. The stroll along the “garden path” was intended to make the homework sets accessible and an efficient use of the student’s time. The population of his

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up that is familiar with it.” (Planck) But surely, inevitably, the present drive for quantum computation and quantum cryptography will continue to force us towards a more realistic experimental practical understanding of quantum mechanics. You are the new generation–you are in the best of company–welcome to the inquiry! Larry Sorensen vi