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  1. Jan 2, 2017 #61

    kith

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    There is another book by John R. Taylor which doesn't get mentioned much anywhere:
    Scattering Theory: The Quantum Theory of Nonrelativistic Collisions

    I remember it to be really well-written. In principle, I think that it is a virtue that it doesn't include QFT because you don't get sidetracked from the fundamentals of scattering this way. The only drawback is that it has 500 pages so I didn't have the time to read much of it. ;-)
     
  2. Jan 2, 2017 #62

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    There are books with way more than 500 pages... :-D
     
  3. Jan 2, 2017 #63

    kith

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    Yes but it depends on how deep you can dig into a subject during university. Most books on quantum mechanics hardly spend any pages at all on non-relativistic scattering, so 500 pages are a lot.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2017 #64

    George Jones

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    Both of these books are on my shelf. I haven't completely read either, but I have read bits of both. When I was a grad student, my university offered a grad course on scattering, and Taylor was used as the text. I didn't take the course, but a friend did, and she gave me the book.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2017 #65

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    Ah! You might be tempted to resell them and make a hefty profit :-)

    I hope you enjoy them, I now feel a bit responsible for suggesting them. Knowing you a bit, I fear the book by Garrity may be a bit too basic, but I still hope you will enjoy some of it.

    Talking about QFT (since you mentioned wanting to learn more about it in another post), here is another book that I consider good and undervalued:

    The conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory by A. Duncan.

    He has a very original and deep presentation of the concepts of QFT.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2017 #66
    Did you like the two-volume textbook on QFT by Manoukian?
     
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