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Which is better Phillips or Griffiths ?

  1. Feb 7, 2008 #1
    I have this two books

    Introduction to Quantum Mechanics - A. Phillips
    Introduction to Quantum Mechanics - D. Griffiths

    My question is which of this two books to read,I need for exam,but in my country (better to say my college) we don't have book on our language,that is made exactly for my course, so we are learning on class or from some scripts that our professor made and they are so confusing.Also he told us to read Quantum Mechanics - Peebles, P.J.E. but I don't like way of narration in this book.
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  3. Feb 9, 2008 #2
    I don't know Philips' books, but as far as I can tell, Griffith's book is a strong textbook if it is your first quantum mechanics class. The important concepts are made clear and are very well explained. And you have a lot of examples in it.

    Philips' book doesn't seem to be very well rated on amazon.
  4. Feb 9, 2008 #3
    Thanks on replay I just started

    Introduction to Quantum Mechanics - D. Griffiths
  5. Feb 10, 2008 #4


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    philips sux, griffits is surperior!!
  6. Feb 10, 2008 #5

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    I agree. I have both. I never used them in school--I'm too old!--but Griffiths is the one you want.
  7. Feb 10, 2008 #6
    I am using Griffiths, so I cannot comment on Phillips, but so far Griffiths has been a good text (I am using both E&M and QM Griffiths). Isn't confusing or anything, so even if Phillips is better, Griffiths is still not a bad choice.
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