- Hardcover: 465 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2 edition (August 16, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1107179866
- ISBN-13: 978-1107179868
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 287 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 2nd Edition
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This text first teaches students how to do quantum mechanics, and then provides them with a more insightful discussion of what it means. Fundamental principles are covered, quantum theory is presented, and special techniques are developed for attacking realistic problems.
About the Author
David J. Griffiths is a retired Professor from Reed College, Oregon, where he taught physics for over 30 years. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard University, where he studied elementary particle theory.
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about dealer: delivery was really fast, the description say it was new but the book arrived a little bit damaged and obviously wasn't the book in the image (because its paperback) was the Indian version (but it's equally nice)
In my opinion this book focuses a little to much on the traditional method of teaching QM and doesn't talk enough about density matrices and the more modern algebraic and geometric ways of thinking about QM, but that is, in part, what makes it a bit more readable than others. This is an excellent book with lots of great info, but a serious student will definitely need another general QM book before digging into a sub-field.
I am personally happy I started with this before getting into Sakurai and Shankar, but if you have a strong background in modern algebra and classical hamiltonian mechanics, Shankar might be a good start.
1)Comprehendable. You won't feel like you're getting bashed upside the head with unreasonable onslaughts of confusing notation (sometimes you will have to read a few times and practice examples, do homework, and ask questions.
2)Good examples. They aren't extravagant, but if you get to the point where you can go back and work them yourself that means you're starting to get the fundamentals.
3)Who doesn't look cooler when carrying around a big blue book with Schrodinger's cat with "Quantum Mechanics" in large print?
Tip:Review integration by parts, odd and even integrals, and how to solve second order differential equations.