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Quantum Mechanics, Vol. 1 Paperback – January 8, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0471164333 ISBN-10: 047116433X Edition: 1st
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Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, born in Constantine (Algeria) in 1933, studied at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he received a postdoctoral lecture qualification in 1962. In 1973 he was accepted at the Collège de France, and in 1981 became a member of the Academy of Sciences. In 1997, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research on laser cooling of neutral atoms (together with Steven Chu and William D. Phillips). The method is relevant for the development of precise atomic clocks, which are used for positioning and navigation. His is currently affiliated to the Laboratoire de Physique at the École Normale Supérieure.
His textbook on quantum mechanics, written together with Bernard Diu und Franck Laloë, is one of the best-known timeless standard references in this field and is recommended on a regular basis by lecturers of undergraduate courses.
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  • Paperback: 914 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition (January 8, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 047116433X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471164333
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 2 x 9.5 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Lindelof David on January 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book starts from scratch and works through every aspects of QM someone who studies QM is supposed to know. My advice would be to read every single line of this book, including the small print explanations and the complements. You'll be amazed at what you'll learn.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Chu koalas@uclink4.berkeley.edu on September 6, 1998
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A complete introduction of QM full of explainations and examples. Even though it might seem verbose to some advanced readers, it is well suited for the introductory level. The only drawback might be the organization which often requires you to do a lot of page-flipping ie."refer to equation 13 in complement H and example 4 in section 2 of chapter 8".
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 16, 1999
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This is, in my opinion, the best introductory book on non-relativistic quantum mechanics. It starts from the very basics, either on physical or mathematical aspects. It has a wonderful collection of worked out problems where one can really understand the lectures. It's also a great reference.
I just can't figure out Why it is so expensive. I believe I bought it 2 years ago by half the price. (First-hand). Anyway, a must have for every Physics student.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 21, 1997
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This amazing book gives a very good introduction into both physical and mathematical backgrounds of this somehow difficult subject. No further than undergraduate knowledge in maths and theoretical physics is needed to explore even tricky problems- the book gives you all the instruments you need.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 1998
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Many solved exercises. A very good math introduction. And as co-author, the recentely Nobel Laureate Mr. Cohen make this book a must.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Goeckner on October 9, 2011
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I own the original edition and learned QM from it. I had and still have OTHER QM books - but I really learned it from this book. It is very well written and basic concepts are front and center. The more complicated concepts are located at the end of each chapter but they are clearly denoted as additional concepts. I wish more books were written in this manner.
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By June on July 4, 2013
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There are several other QM books out there that are as good as this one (Griffiths, Shankar, Galitski et al). However, what sets this book apart from other books is its thoroughness, number of exercises, and its use/reference to mathematics. The book builds upon itself; it constantly refers back to equation presented on previous chapters. Volume 1 & 2 are a total of 1500 pages (this includes indexes and appendixes however). The book is grouped into chapters and supplementary sections. Each chapter contains the bones of the theory and the supplementary sections show how to use them and include applications. It is a good introductory book and is suitable for self-learning. I personally liked the method of Cohen-Tannoudji et al. better than the one used by McQuarrie and Atkin whom relied more on abstract concepts than in mathematics.
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By cb 750 rider on December 11, 2013
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This has been one of the best physics texts that I have worked out of. I am not sure how well it will do as a reference, but the presentations of the material are complete and orderly. I am not sure that there is a way to make this material easy to access, but the authors did a lot to keep the book from adding to the frustration. The structure of the text is used well by the authors. I found that while I would often reference other sections of the book for added depth, I could do so after finishing a section. Said another way, I did not have to read the book with each finger and a few scrap pieces of paper holding multiple locations in the text so that I could piece together what was presented in the book.
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