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Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei, and Particles 2nd Edition
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The first five chapters gives the reader a good insight into the history of Quantum Physics and to why classical mechanics was insufficient. Chapter 6 is an excellent overview of how to solve the Schroedinger Equation in a few specific cases, at the same time as the reader is given a very good "feeling" for how Quantum Mechanics works. The remainder of the chapters focuses on specific situations, applications and phenomena's.
There are plenty of books that use less mathematics, but I do not believe they give a good understanding of the topic. There are also plenty of books that uses a lot more complex mathematics, but they are not for beginners. I recommend this book as an introduction to Quantum Physics for undergraduate physics students, engineers, science professionals, and mathematically literate others.Read more ›
I agree, Griffiths is much better for intro QM because that is what it was meant for. But who would use Griffiths for a modern physics course?
Aside from the fact that Eisberg and Resnick should not be used for a intro QM course, it is an excellent text that, in my opinion, is the best place to learn modern physics prior to undertaking a full-fledged undergraduate QM course. It does not have a treatment of special relativity, as most modern texts have, but I would still reccomend professors use this text for a modern physics course even if they have to introduce relativity via handouts and notes--it's just that good. The selection of problems is excellent and there are answers to selected problems in the back.
This text is also an excellent place to study for the GRE physics subject test in that the material in this book is probably the single most important material to know for the test besides classical mechanics and classical electromagnetism. There are very few typos also.
From the standpoint of a modern physics text, this is by far nothing close to being too verbose. It strikes a perfect balance between mathematical formalism and plain english explanations--which is a far cry from many modern texts that want to explain everything with words and leave the mathematics totally behind (take a look at Krane for instance!).Read more ›
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It was the text for my modern physics course, and I loved it. I highly recommend especially the first few chapters if you want an introduction to quantum ideas.Published 1 month ago by Alan Ottenstein
There are many amazing QM books out there(Shankar's or Griffith's for example) but this has its own style and offers as much intuition as the other best books on QM out there. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Adam Landos
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After UP I and UP II, and DE you're ready for this book. Statistics would be a benefit and having taken special relativity would be helpful, though not required (there is a quick... Read morePublished 23 months ago by John S Lemire
the textbook was in great condition. well if you need this text there isnt much sense in saying how it impacted me or if it was a good read because you have to get it no matter... Read morePublished on September 8, 2013 by Tim
This text is clearly written and easy to follow. It offers many examples and some of the best step by step derivations I've encountered in a text book. Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by Snk
I received my book at the third day after placing my order. Good services , decent price. I love it.Published on January 14, 2013 by Guoxin Li