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Text for Quantum

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What are some ideal texts for self-teaching quantum at the undergrad level? The only text I'm vaguely familiar with is the Griffiths Quantum text, but I'm not sure if there exist better ones.
 

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The older classics are still good reads:

Quantum Theory - David Bohm

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics - P.A.M Dirac

Very useful addition to any standard text are the problem orientated texts such as Schaum's outline of Quantum Mechanics or Problems and Solutions in Quantum Mechanics - K Tamvakis, A Guide to Physics Problems Part 2


edit: also check out the online video series by Leonard Susskind, there are a series of lectures freely available on youtube covering quantum mechanics and other subjects: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=susskind+lecture&aq=f
 
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There must be a dozen threads on this subject here. It's really been done to death. Try the "Search this forum" drop down there on the right of the thread list.
 
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Shankar is another good choice.
 
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The older classics are still good reads:

Quantum Theory - David Bohm

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics - P.A.M Dirac

Very useful addition to any standard text are the problem orientated texts such as Schaum's outline of Quantum Mechanics or Problems and Solutions in Quantum Mechanics - K Tamvakis, A Guide to Physics Problems Part 2


edit: also check out the online video series by Leonard Susskind, there are a series of lectures freely available on youtube covering quantum mechanics and other subjects: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=susskind+lecture&aq=f
you've got to be kidding me. neither that one nor bohm's book is anywhere near undergrad level.

shankar and griffiths are where it's at
 
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You could also try ballentine.
 
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I went to the library yesterday to search for Zettili (since it was listed as Not Checked Out), but the book wasn't there. I picked up this other book by Scherrer which doesn't seem too bad so far, but I've been unable to find any reviews for it online.
 

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