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- Author: Leslie Ballentine
- Title: Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development
- Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/9810227078/?tag=pfamazon01-20
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WannabeNewton said:Am I the only one who finds like a bajillion typos on every other page in this text?
WannabeNewton said:The 1998 edition apparently.
George Jones said:A particular edition of a book can have several printing runs, and typos often are corrected from one printing run to the next, without increasing the edition number or the year of publication.
For example, I have the 2006 printing of the 1998 edition of Ballentine.
Quantum Mechanics is a fundamental theory in physics that explains the behavior of matter and energy on a microscopic scale. It describes the behavior of particles at the atomic and subatomic level, where classical mechanics fails to accurately predict their behavior.
David Ballentine is a physicist and professor at Colorado State University. He is known for his contributions in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, and has authored the textbook "Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development."
This textbook presents the concepts of quantum mechanics in a modern and intuitive way, using simple language and clear explanations. It also includes important developments in the field, such as quantum computing and quantum information theory, which are not covered in many other textbooks.
While some basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra is recommended, this textbook is designed for students with little to no background in quantum mechanics. It starts with the fundamentals and gradually builds up to more advanced topics, making it suitable for beginners.
Quantum mechanics has numerous applications in modern technology, such as in the development of transistors, lasers, and computer memory. It is also essential in fields such as chemistry, materials science, and cryptography. Additionally, research in quantum mechanics has led to the development of new technologies, such as quantum computers and quantum sensors.