Beginning students of quantum mechanics frequently have difficulty separating essential underlying principles from the specific examples to which these principles have historically been applied This book is especially designed to eliminate that difficulty Fourteen chapters, augmented by 14 complementary sections, provide a clarity of organization, careful attention to pedagogical details, and a wealth of topics and examples that allow physics professors to tailor courses to meet students specific needs Each chapter starts with a clear exposition of the problem to be treated and then logically develops the physical and mathematical concept These chapters emphasize the underlying principles of the material, undiluted by extensive references to applications and practical examples Such applications and practical examples are contained in the complementary sections The book begins with a qualitative introduction to quantum mechanical ideas using simple optical analogies and continues with a systematic presentation of the mathematical tools and postulates of quantum mechanics as well as a discussion of their physical content Applications follow, starting with the simplest ones two level systems, the harmonic oscillator, etc , and becoming graduallycomplicated the hydrogen atom, approximation methods, etc The complementary sections each expand this basic knowledge, supplying a wide range of applications and related topics which make use of the essential skills Here the authors include carefully written, detailed expositions of a large number of special problems andadvanced topics integrated as an essential portion of the text These topics, however, are not interdependent this allows professors to direct their quantum mechanics courses toward both physics and chemistry students.

7 thoughts on “Quantum Mechanics, Volume 2: Vol 2 (A Wiley-Interscience Publication)

  1. Jose Enrique Rodriguez Jose Enrique Rodriguez says:

    Aunque en la imagen aparec a la portada de la edici n anterior a la actual, me enviaron la nueva edici n donde las nicas diferencias son la portada y la calidad del papel los libros en general, no solo el cohen, se fabrican cada vez m s endebles, con hojas m s finas e impresiones de peor calidad.Una gran compra, una gran inversi n.

  2. Customer Customer says:

    He estudiado por este libro en la carrera y siempre he esperado para comprarmelo Es esencial para tener conocimientos de cu ntica Solo espero que el volumen 1 est pronto de rebajas tambi n

  3. Angry Bear Angry Bear says:

    This is by far my favorite quantum mechanics textbook I would not suggest it as a first exposure to quantum mechanics textbook For those purposes I would suggest griffiths, he is excellent at progressively lying less to the reader as he she progresses This book however, presents that subject material in full form and in great detail I constantly reference back to this book and the other volume.

  4. rmrich00 rmrich00 says:

    I like this book, because it is very large You don t want a thin quantum mechanics book, because its thinness means that the authors skipped a ton of details.

  5. Kelly Brennan Kelly Brennan says:

    We used this book in my undergraduate Quantum 2 class this semester In quantum 1 we used Griffiths, a solid book So we changed teachers, and thus books, to this one.It s terrible.If I had already learned the material in the book, this book would be a great reference book But if you haven t learned the material, this book won t help It s so cut and dry, very technical What took the cake for me is that it constantly refers to things worked out in Volume 1 I don t have Volume 1.If you are looking to teach yourself the material, or find a supplementary textbook, I would not recommend buying this book.

  6. ed52 ed52 says:

    This book was given as a gift for my son in graduate school He needed the book It s just what he needed.

  7. Paul Dirac Paul Dirac says:

    Complete, pedagogical, and beautiful These volumes have it all Now, they might seem disorganised at first, but once you read the Introduction and the Directions for Use page you will learn how to navigate the book Don t be intimidated by the thickness of these two volumes most of it is due to chapter complements, which are wholly optional.It is highly recommended that you have some previous experience with elementary quantum physics before hitting Cohen Tannoudji Eisber and Resnik or French and Taylor MIT series are both good starts.