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Solutions for Griffiths and recomendation for book on problems in QM

  1. Nov 1, 2005 #1
    I'm reading a book, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by D.Griffiths, and at the end of each chapter there are problems to be solved, nice problems, but I can't find the solutions, and I don't really see the point of solving the problem if you can't check the solution. In the preface of book author said that there is an solution manual for teachers, the problem is that I can't find it anywhere. Can someone help?
    I'm also searching for a good book on quantum mechanics with lot of solved problems (Schaum kinda of book), if you could recommend a good book, I would be grateful.
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2005 #2

    robphy

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    Often, many problems can be checked because the answer you get and the reasoning used to get there make physical and mathematical sense.
    The solution manual is available from the publisher... and the representative will verify that the request is coming from an instructor [who has adopted the text]. As an alternative, you could search the web for posted solutions. [Sometimes the solutions one finds [from the publisher or from the instructors] are wrong... so, you should should be checking them and enhancing them. I frowned when students turned in a solution that was obviously copied [since it repeated an error in the solution manual]. ]
    Look at the Quantum Mechanics series by Greiner. There are also books by Flugge. There is also a series of solutions for qualifying exams. Here is the quantum one: http://www.worldscibooks.com/physics/3471.html
     
  4. Nov 1, 2005 #3

    Dr Transport

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    Schaums has a quantum mechanics text....
     
  5. Nov 1, 2005 #4

    Physics Monkey

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    Also, I would just like to point out that as you go higher and higher up in the system, it becomes more and more important for you to be able to check yourself using physical reasoning like robphy indicated. You have to learn when and how to be confident in your answer, and you have to learn how to make reasonable checks on yourself. I don't know what your goals are, but this is especially true of people who want to go on to do research because then no one knows "the answer".

    Since that may all be useless to you, I can also suggest a book. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications by Zetilli has a nice section of nontrivial problems worked in detail at the end of each chapter and then more problems later for you to work on your own.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2005 #5

    dextercioby

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    I liked Fluegge's two volumes of worked problems in QM and also Constantinescu & Magyari' book printed by Pergamon Press in 1971.

    Daniel.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2005 #6

    Dr Transport

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    I agree, Flugge's books are great, problem is that for the most part they are not at the level of what Griffiths teaches, but more on a graduate level.
     
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