Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Authors: Shankar, R.

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Reviews from the First Edition:

"An excellent text … The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist)

"No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Dirac’s bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin)

Reviews of the Second Edition:

"This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has extensively worked out calculational details---all just right for a first course. The style is conversational, more like a corridor talk or lecture notes, though arranged as a text. … It would be particularly useful to beginning students and those in allied areas like quantum chemistry." (Mathematical Reviews)

 

- Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics

- A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics

- Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates

- Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics

The requisite text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The book’s self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.

Reviews

`An excellent text....The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succint manner.' - American Scientist, from a review of the First Edition

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Mathematical Introduction

    Pages 1-73

    Shankar, R.

  • Review of Classical Mechanics

    Pages 75-106

    Shankar, R.

  • All Is Not Well with Classical Mechanics

    Pages 107-113

    Shankar, R.

  • The Postulates—a General Discussion

    Pages 115-150

    Shankar, R.

  • Simple Problems in One Dimension

    Pages 151-178

    Shankar, R.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Authors
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-0576-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-0576-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 676
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