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21. Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians (Graduate Studies in Mathematics) by Leon A. Takhtajan | |
Hardcover: 387
Pages
(2008-08-15)
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22. Sources of Quantum Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) by B. L. van der Waerden | |
Paperback: 448
Pages
(2007-02-02)
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Editorial Review Product Description Seventeen seminal papers, published from 1917 to 1926, develop and formulate modern quantum theory. Contributors include many of the leading physicists of the early 20th century: Einstein, Ehrenfest, Bohr, Born, Van Vleck, Heisenberg, Dirac, Pauli, and Jordan. The editor, a distinguished Dutch mathematician, provides a 59-page historical introduction. Customer Reviews (3)
Nice collection of papers leading to quantum revolution, but some might feel discouraged reading
Over My Head
If you really want to understand Quantum Mechanics... |
23. Quantum Mechanics. An Introduction (Volume 0) by Walter Greiner | |
Paperback: 468
Pages
(2008-06-13)
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One of the best Textbooks onnon relativistic QM |
24. What is Quantum Mechanics? A Physics Adventure - Second Edition by Transnational College of LEX | |
Paperback: 566
Pages
(2009-07-01)
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A perfect book
Excellent Style
An Adventure into Physics that will not disappoint
Hello Kitty meets Schrodinger's cat
What is Quqntum Mechanics |
25. Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics (Collected papers on quantum philosophy) by John S. Bell | |
Paperback: 224
Pages
(1988-07-29)
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fascinating
Recommended but with a minor caveat.
Still the subject of much debate The reader will find good discussions of the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen and the de Broglie-Bohm delayed-choice "thought experiments" in the book, as well as a few other interesting discussions, such as the problem of hidden variables all from a pretty much philosophical viewpoint. The author however does not hesitate to use mathematical formalism where appropriate. Some of his conclusions will depend on what philosophical "school of thought" the reader is in. For example, in his discussion on hidden variables, he refers to the work of the mathematician Andrew Gleason on the impossibility of hidden variables. However, Gleason's proof would be unacceptable to a reader from the "intuitionist" school of mathematics, since the proof is nonconstructive. The author though does give an interesting analysis of why the von Neumann proof, and others after him (due to for example Jauch, Piron, and Gleason), are of limited relevance when analyzed in depth. Hence, for those who accept non-constructivism in mathematics, the Gleason proof would still not be a refutation of the existence of hidden variables in quantum mechanics. The author analyzes the arguments of von Neumann, Jauch, Piron, and Gleason, and rejects them mostly on the grounds of their demand that dispersion-free states must have the same properties as the usual quantum-mechanical states that allow all the successful predictions of quantum mechanics. The dispersion-free states could still reproduce the measurable peculiarities of quantum mechanics when they are averaged over, the author concludes. Along these same lines, the author also gives an interesting discussion of the argument of Einstein, Podolsky, and Rosen on the incompleteness of quantum mechanics. He formulates their requirement that quantum mechanics contain additional variables mathematically and then proceeds to show that it is incompatible with the statistical predictions of quantum mechanics. These extra variables or parameters must have a probability distribution, and it is then shown, for a pair of spin-1/2 particles in a singlet spin state, and moving in opposite directions, that these extra variable do not give the quantum mechanical expectation value for the singlet state. The author concludes that in a theory in which parameters are added to quantum mechanics to determine the results of individual measurements without changing the statistical predictions, there must be a mechanism in which the setting of one measuring device influencesthe reading of another instrument, no matter how remote. He concludes that instantaneous propagation would exist in such a theory, which violates Lorentz invariance. His proof is straightforward to follow, but he does use a classical (Kolmogorovian) expression for the expectation value of the two spin components. This has provoked some debate, and has brought about a notion of "contextual probability", which is a probability theory that follows more on the lines of the frequency approach of von Mises. Also, the notion of locality that the author employs has been seriously challenged by some researchers, who assert that the real notions of space and time have not been used by Bell in the proof. Therefore it could be said without a doubt that this book will introduce the reader to the raging debate on locality and other issues in the "foundations" of quantum physics. Papers supporting Bell and those against his conclusions appear frequently on the preprint servers. Since this book is widely quoted in these papers, it should perhaps then be on the shelf of all those readers who really have a desire to understand the mysteries of quantum mechanics.
Clear and Thought-Provoking Gems from QM Master This book is not destined to become a classic-- because It IS a classic ALREADY!! It is just one that hasn't been widely recognized yet. That's only a matter of time. Nowadays everyone and their uncle seems to be talking about Quantum Communication this and Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen that-- and I guess with good reason, for we are now starting to see practical applications of this most esoteric of physics subfields. However, it seems that the more non-intuitve and interesting a topic is, the more obfuscation (both intended and accidental) is written about it. (I'm not just talking about laymen and mystics, but physicists too!) Or, said another way, the more people talk, the less they really understand. Forget all the rest of the [stuff] out there.Cut to chase.Read about the ESSENTIALS of what QUANTUM MECAHNICS really MEANS from one of the Masters of the field in about 15 short, lucid, crystal-clear essays. There is some math here, but not much.That is the beauty and the danger of Quantum Mechanics-- because calculations are not that difficult in this field, people are lulled into thinking they really understand what it is they are calculating. Well, most don't. If you really want to get a grasp as to what it all MEANS-- forgetting the calculations for a moment--- you must read this book. Feynman said that nobody really understood Quantum Mechanics.That may be so... But John Stuart Bell came the closest. You can't meet him at a conference anymore (he died in 1990,) but you CAN have him tutor you personally in this short, brilliant masterpiece.
If it isn't yet, it will become a classic. |
26. Quantum Mechanics Demystified by David McMahon | |
Paperback: 393
Pages
(2005-11-22)
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Math focused, terrible editing
This Book is Gold
Missing the Point
So Many Mistakes!
Better than my prof!But the book does have many typos... |
27. The Physical Principles of the Quantum Theory by Werner Heisenberg | |
Paperback: 184
Pages
(1930-06)
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some good content, but not terribly accessible
Bad from title to end
A Good Hard Read
Heisenberg's motivation
A classic in quantum mechanics |
28. Lectures on Quantum Mechanics by Paul A. M. Dirac | |
Paperback: 96
Pages
(2001-03-22)
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A necessary book for those who love quantum mechanics
Simple and light
Short and good
not for beginners
A must have |
29. Methods of Quantum Field Theory in Statistical Physics (Selected Russian Publications in the Mathematical Sciences.) by A. A. Abrikosov | |
Paperback: 352
Pages
(1975-10-01)
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Seminal, essential,
Very good book
I Believe It's Pronounced: "Ah-brick-oh-sov, Gore-cawV, and Dee-ah-low-shin-ski"
Sorry to differ from the reader below.
Possibly the best book on diagrams you can find |
30. Quantum Mechanics by Franz Schwabl | |
Hardcover: 424
Pages
(2007-11-28)
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Editorial Review Product Description This introductory course on quantum mechanics is the basic lecture that precedes and completes the author's second book Advanced Quantum Mechanics. This new edition is up-to-date and has been revised. Coverage meets the needs of students by giving all mathematical steps and worked examples with applications throughout the text as well as many problems at the end of each chapter. It contains nonrelativistic quantum mechanics and a short treatment of the quantization of the radiation field. Besides the essentials, the book also discusses topics such as the theory of measurement, the Bell inequality, and supersymmetric quantum mechanics. Customer Reviews (3)
Nice book!
an outstanding reference
I have been using this book in class, and I am not impressed |
31. Problems in Quantum Mechanics: With Solutions by Gordon Leslie Squires | |
Paperback: 268
Pages
(1995-04-28)
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Don't waste your money
To learn QM quickly
The Best QM Learning and Practice Tool Available!
great primer!
essential for review of what QM is |
32. Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics by Michael Tinkham | |
Paperback: 352
Pages
(2003-12-17)
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Editorial Review Product Description This graduate-level text develops aspects of group theory most relevant to physics and chemistry and illustrates their applications to quantum mechanics: abstract group theory, theory of group representations, physical applications of group theory, full rotation group and angular momentum, quantum mechanics of atoms, molecular quantum mechanics, and solid-state theory. 1964 edition. Customer Reviews (6)
Heavy on the Math . . .
Good for the Undergrad Students.
Most accessible of the useful physics texts
A must for every grad student
Group Theory and Quantum Mechanics |
33. Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics (Collected Papers on Quantum Philosophy), 2nd Edition by J. S. Bell | |
Hardcover: 290
Pages
(2004-06-28)
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Questioning reality
The Fall of Local Causality and The Rise of Entanglement: The Legacy of John S. Bell
Bell's paradox
The Original Papers; The Real Deal
Excellent, and no caveat.... |
34. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (International Series of Monographs on Physics) by P. A. M. Dirac | |
Paperback: 314
Pages
(1982-02-04)
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P. A. M. Dirac was the Giant of QM!
Essential in any physicist bookshelf
A meticulous account by a man who was there
Simply the Best
Impressive |
35. Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals (Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics) by Kurt Gottfried, Tung-Mow Yan | |
Paperback: 620
Pages
(2004-07-15)
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Editorial Review Product Description This text builds a solid introduction to the concepts and techniques of quantum mechanics in settings where the phenomena treated are sufficiently simple that the student does not face two fundamental difficulties simultaneously: viz, that of learning quantum mechanics and that of learning how to assess the validity of models or the reliability of approximations. The treatment thus confines itself to systems that can either be solved exactly or be handled by well-controlled, plausible approximations. With few exceptions, this means systems with a small number of degrees of freedom. The exceptions are a first pass at many-electron atoms, the electromagnetic field, and the Dirac equation. (The inclusion of these last two topics reflects the now widely held belief that every physicist should have at least a nodding acquaintance with these cornerstones of modern physics.) Customer Reviews (4)
Average
By Far actually the best book on Quantum theory
Not for the uninitiated!!!
Good advanced QM book . |
36. Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics (Oxford Graduate Texts) by Jean Zinn-Justin | |
Paperback: 336
Pages
(2010-09-03)
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37. Introducing Quantum Theory: A Graphic Guide to Science's Most Puzzling Discovery by J.P. McEvoy, Oscar Zarate | |
Paperback: 176
Pages
(2003-10-14)
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Great Overview
Very good, not very philosophical
Great book to introduce the early story as well as some of the strange concepts in quantum physics
Excellent historical summary of the history of quantum theory
Outstanding |
38. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar | |
Hardcover: 448
Pages
(2010-05-24)
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Quantum Undressed
Usually read sci-fi and this was written as engagingly.
Couldn't put down....
Manjit Kumar's "Quantum" is a Singular Achievement
Strong opinions in the search of truth. |
39. Quantum Mechanics with Basic Field Theory by Bipin R. Desai | |
Hardcover: 858
Pages
(2009-12-21)
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Thanks Prof. Desai!
Former student's review.
Extremely Detailed Mathematics, Everything Derived for You |
40. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications by Nouredine Zettili | |
Hardcover: 688
Pages
(2009-03-24)
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Editorial Review Product Description The text is richly illustrated throughout with many worked examples and numerous problems with step-by-step solutions designed to help the reader master the machinery of quantum mechanics. The new edition will be completely updated. Customer Reviews (14)
Intermediate QM text with lots of worked examples
The best QM text out there. Period.
So many errors.....
An excellent first book
Helped me make it through undergrad quantum |
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