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Applied Quantum mechanics and mathematical physics textbooks

  1. Dec 22, 2015 #1
    Hello!can someone propose a good text book for quantum mechanics and mathematical physics(including green function)?I would like to buy those books so i want something which is one of the best to have in your libraby!
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  3. Dec 23, 2015 #2
    For a book in mathematical physics i recommend Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics - Byron, Fuller, it's a Dover book, so it's cheap!:), and for QM, depends on your level in the subject...
  4. Dec 23, 2015 #3
    a graduate level in QM.can you proposed another for Mathematical physics because i have Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics - Byron, Fuller and its great btw!
  5. Dec 25, 2015 #4


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    If you mean with "Mathematical Physics" some math-for-physicists book, I'd recommend

    S. Hassani, Mathematical Physics, Springer

    Anyway, before you buy any textbook, I'd recommend to look at it before, e.g., borrowing it from a library. Usually textbooks are quite expensive, and not every recommendation may be the right one for you, and then it's a waste of money!
  6. Dec 25, 2015 #5
    Good book, but this really introduces the mathematics for physicists. Maybe this is what you're looking for. Or maybe you want a more indepth treatment of the math. In that case, you'll need to do math books.
  7. Dec 25, 2015 #6
    The "mathematical foundation of quantum mechanics" class at my school uses "Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians" by Leon A. Takhtajan. You might want to check it out.
  8. Dec 26, 2015 #7


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    This is indeed a bit of confusion. I'd call Hassani's book "Mathematical methods for physicists", while a book with the title "Mathematical Physics" I'd expect to be more of the kind of the famous four-volume book by Thirring or Arnold's "Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics" (which by the way is also just marvelous, but restricted to classical mechanics as the title clearly states).
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