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# Principles of Quantum Mechanics

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"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 inform ...more

"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 inform ...more

Hardcover, 700 pages

Published
September 1st 2005
by Springer
(first published December 31st 1980)

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*Introduction To Quantum Mechanics*. Each page follows very logically from the last, which to me is very important.

If you have taken basic courses in linear algebra, Lagrangian/Hamiltonian mechanics and boundary value problems than look no further. Perfect for self study!

Shankar's introductory chapter on the mathematics of quantum theory is the best out there. It was my saving grace after getting bogged down in a quantum i ...more

Upon going through even more of this book, I love it! The clarity and the fact that it explains so many things that other textbooks don't make this my number one Quantum Mechanics book(and I have read a lot!). This, along with Griffith's book, will make you an undergrad Quantum Mechanics master! I didn't expect it, but this book turned out to be even more awesome than I previously thought.

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Ramamurti Shankar (born April 28, 1947) is the John Randolph Huffman Professor of Physics at Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut. His research is in theoretical condensed matter physics, although he is also known for his earlier work in theoretical particle physics. In 2009, Shankar was awarded the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize from the American Physical Society for "innovative applications
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