I'd like to learn QM

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Can anyone recommend a good book to start with? Preferable one that oriented towards teaching the QM newbie. It should discuss the problems with classical that led the development of quantum. I'd say I have a pretty good conceptual mind, but I'm not much of a mathematician.

Anything out there for me?
 

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jeff
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The most painless introduction I've seen is "the odd quantum" by sam treiman. Here's the link to amazon.

 
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Great, painless is good.
On the other side though, about how in depth would you say it gets?
 
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jeff
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Originally posted by Farn
Great, painless is good.
On the other side though, about how in depth would you say it gets?

It's intermediate between popular treatments and introductory textbooks: Basic equations are presented with explanations but no derivations. It's a great little book written by a master. You won't be disappointed.
 

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