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Best concise book on QM

  1. Apr 25, 2012 #1
    I'm looking for a good book on QM to study from (at the advanced undergrad level), but the caveat is that it must be concise. What do you recommend?
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2012 #2
    Have you seen any quantum mechanics before? Sakurai is legitimate graduate level but an advanced undergraduate could of course handle it.
     
  4. Apr 25, 2012 #3
    Yes, I've taken a rigorous one-term undergraduate course, but I'm looking to review using a concise book that avoids lengthy exposition. Thanks for the reply!
     
  5. Apr 26, 2012 #4
    I'd agree that Sakurai is a good follow on to an undergraduate course.

    If you want a really short book, try Quantum Mechanics by P. C. W. Davies. He does not cover anything beyond the very basics, but often in a clever way.

    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-Student-physics-P-C-W/dp/071009962

    Also, look for Dicke & Wittke in the library. It's concise, has good coverage of the basics, while going further than the typical undergraduate course.

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Quantum-Mechanics-Robert-Wittke/dp/B005C4352Y
     
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