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Quantum Mechanics (Pure & Applied Physics) Hardcover – June 1, 1968

ISBN-13: 978-0070552876 ISBN-10: 0070552878 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Series: Pure & Applied Physics
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill College; 3 edition (June 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0070552878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0070552876
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #351,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By James H. McDuffie on September 11, 2003
Format: Hardcover
When I studied quantum mechanics I found this to be a much better book than Merzbacher. It is short and to the point without leaving out too much. Just the essentials. However, I do believe there are better books out there today and there are gaps in the treatment in this book. For instance it is not as strong on the Dirac representation as it should be. I have come to the realization that it is best if the various representations are presented in depth in the first quantum mechanics course rather that being scattered thoughout graduate study or not even covered. Nevertheless, when I wanted a good solid treatment of a subject that was vague or glossed over in the other books this is where I came. Next was the literature.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 2003
Format: Hardcover
It is very difficult to find a better book than Schiff's for a student studying physics. I always think, different kind of book has different goal, even they deal with the similar problem. Dirac's "principle"is a very good expert's book; Landau's "QM" is a reference for a better understand of QM after a good understand; Schiff's gives you the enough knowlege to do further whatever you are interested in, and the knowlege is shown by Schiff in a lucid and concise way, the second edition has only 417 pages, anyone else will write over 600 pages if he wants to cover the same material. From this book you can get the necessary knowlege without trying so hard as you do from Dirac or Landau's, for me I think I learnt more from Schiff than the sum from the Dirac and Landau. Yes, Schiff can't make you an expert in any field(nobody can except youself), but he leads you the first step. If you are a student, is it just what you need?
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is definitely my favorite quantum mechanics book. It's clear, concise, and Schiff has an uncanny way of making an entire difficult concept clear in only 1-2 sentences. I've sometimes spent hours struggling over a topic in another book, and then opened Schiff and been amazed to have all my confusion cleared up in a single sentence. In my opinion, the strongest part of this book is not so much in explaining *how* do to something (most decent books cover this -- it's mostly just math, anyway), but is in allowing one to see the logic behind everything that's going on.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1997
Format: Hardcover
This is a great textbook and contains a lot of
information . The presentation is excellent and
presents the subject in a serious objective way.
Starts off with schrodinger's equation then the
equation is solved for bound states and collision
theory . The matrix formulation and symmetry in
Quantum theory is very well presented moving on to approximation methods etc .

I read this book and found it wondefully
satisfying .
Much attention is paid to physical implications
of the equations .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Varus on July 8, 2013
Format: Hardcover
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If anyone is just interested in simply reading this book, as apposed to purchasing a hardcopy, it is also available online for download.
It is available in several formats include the KINDLE format.

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PBS NOVA references Leonard I Schiff as expanding and making noted progress with Einstein's theories.

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Leonard Schiff and Gravity Probe B.

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