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Quantum Additional textbook to Sakurai and Ballentine

  1. Sep 26, 2016 #1


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    Hi. I already have Sakurai and Ballentine. I am looking for another textbook at a similar level. I am considering Gottfried & Yan , "Quantum Physics" by Bellac , "Quantum Mechanics" by Auletta. Any thoughts on these textbooks or any other suitable alternatives ? I do like textbooks that have worked examples in them.
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  3. Sep 27, 2016 #2


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    It would help if you told us why you want something besides Sakurai and Ballentine.

    You can have a look at the books by Greiner:

    There is of course Landau and Lifshitz.

    If what you want are solved problems, then something like http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/3471 might be more suitable.
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  4. Sep 27, 2016 #3


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    Of the mentioned three books I only know Gottfried and Yan, which I think is a very good textbook. Of course, as DrClaude, I also recommend the Greiner books. My favorites in this series are the volume on symmetries in QM (Berndt Müller et al) and "Field Quantization" (Joachim Reinhardt).
  5. Sep 27, 2016 #4


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    I believe Sakurai and Ballentine go wonderfully together (you might find Sakurai too concise at times), why would you need a 3rd book? Do you want more mathematics or more explanation for the principles/applications? More mathematics: (the most) = the 2 volume set of Galindo and Pascual which you can find here: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...eld-author=Alberto+Galindo&sort=relevancerank [yes, the price might seem high, but you can ask for it at the closest big university library]. For more on the theory content (with little emphasis on the mathematics behind) you have the old book by Landau & Lifschitz or the new one by S. Weinberg.
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  6. Sep 27, 2016 #5


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    Thanks for your replies. I like to have as many different explanations as possible as I have found that no single book covers everything or explains everything well.
  7. Sep 27, 2016 #6
    Although I did not read it 100%, Shankar wrote very good book in the quantum mechanics. I say it is quite gentle and explanatory.
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