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Griffiths QM 1st vs 2nd editions

  1. Apr 22, 2008 #1

    jtbell

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    I have the first edition of Griffiths's "Introduction to Quantum Mechanics" and am considering using it (or rather the second edition) for a junior/senior level undergraduate course next spring. What makes the second edition different? I should just get a copy, I know, but I'll probably have to buy it myself. The class is going to be so small that I doubt the publisher would want to give me a freebie.
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2008 #2

    George Jones

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    I have the second edition, but not the first. The preface in the second edition talks about the differences between the editions, but I don't have my book at home.

    The publisher's website states that differences include

    "Completely rewritten chapter on the formalism of quantum mechanics — Chapter 3.

    Streamlines the treatment for more effective instructor presentation and student comprehension.

    Many added problems and worked examples.

    Introduces students to computer-based material using Mathematica.

    75 new problems and 12 new worked examples."
     
  4. Apr 23, 2008 #3

    George Jones

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    From the preface to the second edition:

     
  5. Apr 27, 2008 #4
    I think they shortened the 3rd chapter on linear algebra by a bit.
     
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