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Ballentine - Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1


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    Yesterday, I have finished with reading of the book
    L. E. Ballentine, Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development
    I have seen many textbooks on non-relativistic QM, but for me this one is simply the best.
    I highly recommend it to everybody.

    I would also like to see the opinion of the others who have seen the book.
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  3. Dec 3, 2008 #2

    Doc Al

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    I agree. It's an excellent book. Ballentine dispenses with much of the nonsense that slips into some books.
  4. Dec 3, 2008 #3

    George Jones

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    I have it, and I, too, think that it excellent. I like it much better than, for example, Sakurai.
  5. Feb 4, 2009 #4


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    Having seen in this thread the previous recommendations for Ballentine from several people
    I respect very much on Physics Forums, I decided to order a copy. (I already have quite a
    few other QM/QFT books.)

    My copy arrived this morning, and I immediately dipped into several sections to see how
    he deals with certain topics. I am so pleased in every instance that I'll now make
    time to (eventually) read the entire book. :-)
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