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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

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Hardcover, 700 pages

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

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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

*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!

A pedagogical masterpiece.

The author deals with many subtleties, the presentation shines with clarity, the material is wisely chosen and have broad coverage, the physics is always very well-motivated, it is suited for self-study and the exercises are carefully chosen so as to teach something new to the reader. Some exercises teach the reader stuff that are rarely found in popular textbooks.

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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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