Quantum Mechanics Books

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This a page with links to quantum mechanics books and books on related topics.

The books are usually linked to Amazon books.

The Books

  1. Baym, G. 1978, Lectures On Quantum Mechanics (Reading Massachusetts: The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc.):

  2. Cohen-Tannoudji, C., Diu, B., & Laloe, F. 2006 (but probably unrevised since the origin 1970s edition), Quantum Mechanics:

  3. Eisberg, R., & Resnick, R., 1985, Quantum Physics, 2nd edition:

    1. Wiley.
    2. Amazon. Lots of reader reviews. Generally positive and some very highly and a few negative. One makes the point that it is a modern physics book with a lot of QM, not an intro quantum mechanics book.
    3. Wilson, Oklahoma State University. Liked it, but thinks it a bit dated and a bit too high a level for a modern physics course.

  4. Gangopadhyaya, A., Mallow, J., & Rasinariu, C., 2011, Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction (Singapore: World Scientific):

    1. Amazon. One very positive review.

  5. Goldstein, H., Safko, J. L., & Poole, C. P., 2001, Classical Mechanics:

  6. Brian Greene, 2004, The Fabric of the Cosmos:

    1. Random House(Vintate Books division).
    2. Amazon. 246 reviews with 4.5 star average and professional reviews are good and I think it's pretty nifty.

  7. Greenstein, G., & Zajonc, A. G. 1997, The Quantum Challenge: Modern Research on the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics):

    1. Amazon. 9 reviews mostly favorable.

  8. David J. (Jeffery) Griffiths, 2005, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics:

  9. D. F. Lawden, 1982, Introduction to Tensor Calculus, Relativity, and Cosmology (Dover):
    1. Amazon. Favorably reviewed, but the formalism is considered a bit old-fashioned it seems---that goes for me too.

  10. N. David Mermin, 2005, It's About Time: Understanding Einstein's Relativity:

  11. Wikibooks: Modern Physics: Maybe a good supplement.

  12. Zeilinger, A. Dance of the Photons: From Einstein to Quantum Teleportation (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux):

    1. Amazon. Mostly positive reviews.