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The Mathematical Structure of QM and the Stern Gerlach

  1. Mar 27, 2015 #1
    Many books in QM (eg: Sakurai) mention that the stern-gerlach experiment provides enough motivation for the mathematical structure of QM, Sakurai even mentions Gottfried's book. Point is, i didnt find Gottfried's book, so i am looking for other books that develop the math of quantum mechanics this way.
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2015 #2

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  4. Mar 27, 2015 #3

    bhobba

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    I sense you may be looking for a more experimental approach to QM. We had a discussion about that a while ago and the following book was mentioned:
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mechanics-An-Experimentalists-Approach/dp/110706399X

    It looks a very good book and may interest you.

    I have to say though its not my preferred approach because I believe QM at rock bottom is simply an extension to probability theory:
    http://www.scottaaronson.com/democritus/lec9.html

    But that's just me. Science is based on experiment - not how I prefer to look at things.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  5. Mar 28, 2015 #4
    Thank you. Your sense was right :) please recommend other books of this type so that i can have a couple of titles to check with the library :)
     
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