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Book for Introductory quantum mechanics

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Hello >:D
Can u suggest me any book which has well explained basic (introductory)ideas - Louis de Broglie's equation ,uncertainty principle ,the wave model by Erwin Schrodinger - in its starting chapter.
Thanks in advance (^.^)
 

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Griffiths' book is the standard intro-level QM text.
 
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Thanks :D
Will give it a try ^.^
 
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Mind you that Griffith's is entry level QM book for a physics major in their junior/senior year. It is not an intro book for the layman and its not an intro book for someone whose scientifically inclined, but maybe doesn't have much experience in physics already.

Even more basic than Griffith's, but still academic quality (like say for anyone whose done freshman calc based physics on the level of Halliday and Resnick, Jewett, etc...) would be Modern Physics by Taylor and Zafiratos and probably a nice bridge between Taylor and Griffiths would be Understanding Quantum Physics by Morrison.

If you want a very inexpensive book, then you can always try QUantum Theory by Bohm, but I am not quite sure at what level to put that in. Id say probably between Morrison and Griffiths, possibly at Griffiths level.
 
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Three letters: DJG
 
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O.O DJG what !!!!
 
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O.O DJG what !!!!
O.O ???? :confused:

I assume DJG means David J. Griffiths, the author of Introducing Quantum Mechanics. If you want something at a somewhat lower level, you might want to look at Modern Physics texts, like Modern Physics by Tipler and Llewellyn. Also, many first-year texts now have a number of chapters on modern physics. Baggot is interesting, but, unfortunately, I lost my copy during a move.
 
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