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Reviews from the First Edition:
"An excellent text … The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist)
"No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Dirac’s bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin)
Reviews of the Second Edition:
"This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has extensively worked out calculational details---all just right for a first course. The style is conversational, more like a corridor talk or lecture notes, though arranged as a text. … It would be particularly useful to beginning students and those in allied areas like quantum chemistry." (Mathematical Reviews)
R. Shankar has introduced major additions and updated key presentations in this second edition of Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New features of this innovative text include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications. Additional highlights include:
- Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics
- A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics
- Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates
- Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics
The requisite text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The book’s self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.
Shankar, unlike other some other textbook authors, seems to have realized that physics concepts make more sense when the underlying math and notation has been taught first, and not... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Kirk H.
Great overview and learning tool for quantum mechanics. Great book for improved understanding for a topic I was never very strong in before. Read morePublished 26 days ago by DHD
It is a textbook for my QM course. Good condition when I received.Published 2 months ago by HuaqingMao
Shankar is a challenging text, and my professor needed to supplement some sections that were lacking, but if one works through the text he can learn a lot.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Many math symbols are missing if one reads this book on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 tablet. These symbols are present in the Kindle reader on a PC. I complained to Amazon. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Outstanding experience throughout the process of this purchase, from merchant to mailing to product. Highly recommend to others.Published 8 months ago by Frank Carson
This was written with a masterful stroke. A must in your libraryPublished 8 months ago by Joseph Palazzo
This is quite possibly the best graduate level text book on Quantum Mechanics but that imo isn't really saying much. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Not Available