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Shankar - is it ok?

  1. Jan 27, 2009 #1
    I've started to learn Quantum Mechanics from Shankar's book "Principles of Quantum Mechanics". My qm professor recommended Sakurai to me, but I feel more comfortable using Shankar. What can you tell me about these 2 books? Which one do you prefer?
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  3. Jan 27, 2009 #2
    Shankar is a great book. It is certainly sufficient to develop an operational understanding of quantum mechanics, and if you understand the material in it you'll be plenty ready to apply QM. Sakurai is a bit deeper, but also less verbose and a bit more formal. It's a good book to read, but if you're more comfortable with Shankar, then there's no reason to drop it for Sakurai.
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