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All things NMR, with focus on basic theory, and on receiver hardware, from the antenna to the first local oscillator. Quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, theory of relaxation processes, radiofrequency electronics, circuit theory.


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comment What is a good introductory book on quantum mechanics?
Of course there is also the Feynman lectures volume, but I would greatly disrecommend it until you are well over several humps in the subject. The stuff on identity of particles is particularly confusing for newbies.
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comment What is a good introductory book on quantum mechanics?
As an afterthought-- years back there were some introductory books from the 'Berkeley Physics Course' and the comparable effort from MIT. The MIT book was by A. P. French-- don't remember the Berkeley author.
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answered What is a good introductory book on quantum mechanics?
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comment What is a good introductory book on quantum mechanics?
I second the linear algebra comment. When I took graduate Quantum in the Chemistry department at Chicago (decades ago) linear algebra was not a pre-req. Those who had had it thought the QM class (taught by surface chemist Robert Gomer) was one of the greatest ever. Those without linear algebra thought the class sucked.
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comment Could someone explain the “revolving frame” to me, as it is used in basic NMR?
By the way, NMR jocks usually call it 'the rotating frame', not 'the revolving frame.' Laser people often speak of the 'rotating wave approximation.'
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answered Could someone explain the “revolving frame” to me, as it is used in basic NMR?
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answered If electromagnetic waves have magnetic fields, why beam of flashlight is not disrupted by a Magnet?
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answered Can one do the maths of physics without using $\sqrt{-1}$?
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answered Can protons in the nucleus of an atom be aligned by electromagnetic fields?
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answered Why does the addition of paramagnetic ions decrease the spin lattice relaxation time of protons?
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answered Transmission Lines + DC Current
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comment Design of a common table fan
As for the cage, it seems to me protecting the fingers is more important than protecting the blades. Just sayin'.
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answered Can Helium Disappear from Earth?
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answered Why the wave-particle duality cannot be explained as a traveling-standing wave duality?
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answered What is the energy of a standing EM wave? Is it probabilistic?
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comment Waveguides and Maxwell's Equations
I'd say that if you reduce it to f(x) (for example) you wouldn't in general be able to solve the boundary conditions at the waveguide walls. As for why not f(x,y,z), the z dependence is subsumed in the assumption of a homogeneous guide supporting a travelling monochromatic wave.
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answered Waveguides and Maxwell's Equations
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