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Quantum Mechanics

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The important changes quantum mechanics has undergone in recent years are reflected in this new approach for students. A strong narrative, and over 300 worked problems lead the student from experiment, through general principles of the theory, to modern applications. Stepping through results allows students to gain a thorough understanding. Starting with basic quantum mech ...more
Hardcover, 724 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Cambridge University Press
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Dec 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
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The selection of topics are diverse and modern but the presentation is not great. The book is more like a collection of disparate abstract formalisms and results, each of which you can probably find a better presentation somewhere else.

Here is a sample of thoughts that I have while reading this book: why are "POVM" and "Estimate of the wave function" in the section "The measurement problem"? Why is "Quantum tomography" in an entirely separate chapter? Why is there only homodyne measurements of t
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