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QM mechanics book for review and referenceby naftali
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Feb2112, 03:42 PM

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Hi,
I'm looking for a QM mechanics book, which I could use for review and reference. I've took 3 QM courses, the first two was based on Cohentannoudji and Sakurai, and the third was about atoms and molecules etc. , although I haven't studied scattering theory and relativistic QM/QFT. (I took a course on Group theory for physics too). I will be happy to get recommendations. The options I thought about are : 1) Landau and Lifgarbagez / "QM nonrelativistic theory" : Probably the most insightful and deep book, also covering a lot, although difficult and concise. The drawbacks I see are oldfashioned and annoying notation, and being somewhat too original (for example, I don't see the deriving of harmonic oscillator energies using ladder operators). In addition, according to reviews in Amazon, the last printing fonts etc. are awful ( Does it really so?) 2) Cohentannoudji et al./ "Quantum mechanics" : Encyclopedic, quite nice, but not too advanced (for example, doesn't cover WignerEckart theorem). In addition, barely mentions deeper ideas such as symmetry. Very expensive too. 3) Sakurai / "Modern QM" : Seems deeper than Cohentannoudji to me, but more abstract and concise. And expensive too. Good amount of problems. 4) Nouredine Zettili / "Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications" : Very readable, and has many solved problems. Covers the material of my two first courses. I understand from reviews that it has many mistakes. 5) Florian Scheck "Quantum Physics" (http://www.amazon.com/QuantumPhysic...pr_product_top ) I don't know much on this book, but it looks interesting, and covers some QED too, but with with nonusual attitude which I'm not sure about. Does someone know it? Thanks, Naftali 


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Feb2112, 03:48 PM

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Not sure which ones suit you best, but I think Ballentine should be on that list. It's roughly at the level of Sakurai.



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Feb2212, 02:54 PM

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Thanks for your response.
Thanks, Naftali 


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