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Good graduate text in quantum mechanics

  1. Jun 10, 2014 #1
    Hello everybody.
    I am looking for a good graduate text in quantum mechanics. I studied from Griffiths during my undergraduate career and I loathed it. I thought it was sloppy and poorly arranged.
    Currently I have the one by Gottfried and Yan, "Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals." I like it. It seems to be a formal treatment of the subject requiring a lot of engagement on the reader's part. However, sometimes it is too terse, in my opinion. I also know that some people love Landau's text. Here is my question: is Landau's a graduate text or an undergraduate text? Or does any of you have any other suggestion? (I know some people use Sakurai)
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jun 10, 2014 #2

    DrClaude

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  4. Jun 10, 2014 #3
    Thank you. What about Sakurai?
     
  5. Jun 10, 2014 #4

    DrClaude

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    Sakurai's not bad. But if your background if good enough to follow Ballentine, I would go for the latter.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2014 #5
    Thank you for the suggestion. You were right, Ballentine is an excellent textbook, as far as I can tell.
     
  7. Jun 20, 2014 #6
    i had the same question although i am an undergraduate student i would like a book more deeper than griffiths which could help me understand QM now and be a useful textbook for a graduate level..

    Are there any other suggestions than Ballentine and Sakurai?
     
  8. Jun 20, 2014 #7
    To be honest, now that I started reading Ballentine, I have to admit that it is an excellent textbook. If you have a strong mathematical background I would strongly suggest you take a look at it. Gottfried and Yan is very good, too, in my opinion.
     
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