"The fresh student will find a practical guide through quantum mechanics and plenty of problems at the end of each chapter to deepen his or her knowledge with pencil and paper. …For the reader already familiar with quantum mechanics, the textbook offers a fresh collection of model calculations and problems that can be very well used for both personal fun or teaching purposes."
—Adriana Palffy, Contemporary Physics, 2013
"This text contains many innovative features, tricks, and other material not usually found in an undergraduate introduction to quantum mechanics. From beginning the text with simple two state systems to ending it with an introduction to the standard model of particle physics, clearly Wilcox has rethought considerably how an introduction to the field can best be conveyed to undergraduates, and his book is a very welcome addition."
—Professor Donald N. Petcher, Covenant College
About the Author
Walter Wilcox is professor of physics and graduate program director for the Baylor University Physics Department. He earned a PhD in elementary particle physics from UCLA in 1981 under the guidance of Dr. Julian Schwinger. He has also taught and done research at Oklahoma State University (1981–1983), TRIUMF Laboratory (1983-1985), and the University of Kentucky (1985–1986). He has been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in theoretical physics and, in collaboration with Ron Morgan, in applied mathematics. His research focuses on the development and use of numerical methods in the field of theoretical physics known as "lattice QCD". He lives in Waco, Texas, and loves to go hiking and camping.
For more information about Dr. Wilcox’s work, see Dr. Wilcox’s web site at Baylor University.