"This is an excellent introductory-level textbook on quantum mechanics for physicists and engineers. It is a timely contribution with a modern perspective on not only the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics, but also their applications to nanotechnology as well as quantum information. The author is a leading expert in quantum devices and he writes the text with remarkable clarity and authority. It is highly recommended as a textbook for courses on quantum mechanics in undergraduate curricula in science and engineering. "
Shun Lien Chuang, Robert MacClinchie Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"I think this is an excellent book. It will become my standard reference for text for quantum mechanics and I will expect to see it on the shelves of my PhD students as well as undergraduate students. If students want to find one book that that will serve as both an introductory and future reference text on quantum mechanics, condensed matter and quantum optics they should buy this one."
Gareth Parry, Imperial College, London
"Miller teaches electrical engineering and applied physics at Stanford, so he is aware of the pitfalls in learning quantum mechanics. This text is a lucid introduction to the subject, even for those who haven't studied linear algebra. He even gives the Greek alphabet in an appendix so the formulae can be read out loud without embarrassment. The book is designed for a two-term course. It begins with Schroedinger's equation and its implications. He continues with approximation methods, perturbation theory, quanta in crystalline materials, various matrices, harmonic oscillators and photons, and fermions. Each chapter closes with a review of terms used. Miller ends with possible used for quantum mechanics in computing, cryptography and even teleportation, although he warns that the last does not mean stepping into the transporter beam any time soon."
Book News, Inc.
"... a well-written book on an advanced subject."
N. Sadanand, Central Connecticut State University for Choice Magazine
By relating the core principles of quantum mechanics to the growing range of practical applications in engineering, physics, and nanotechnology, students will develop an understanding of theoretical concepts through examples of nanostructured materials, optics, and semiconductor devices. The book focuses on students' problem solving skills in worked examples and more than 160 homework problems. Additional resources are available from www.cambridge.org/9780521897839.