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Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development [Hardcover]

By Leslie E. Ballentine (Author)
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Although there are many textbooks that deal with the formal apparatus of quantum mechanics (QM) and its application to standard problems, none take into account the developments in the foundations of the subject which have taken place in the last few decades. There are specialized treatises on various aspects of the foundations of QM, but none that integrate those topics with the standard material. This book aims to remove that unfortunate dichotomy, which has divorced the practical aspects of the subject from the interpretation and broader implications of the theory.

The book is intended primarily as a graduate level textbook, but it will also be of interest to physicists and philosophers who study the foundations of QM. Parts of it could be used by senior undergraduates too.

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Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   658
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 6.2" Height: 1.6"
Weight:   2.2 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  9810227078  
ISBN13  9789810227074  

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Look out, Sakurai  Sep 10, 2006
Did Griffiths leave a fog in your head? Are you tired of trying to read sections on the formalism of quantum mechanics that don't even mention Hilbert spaces or Riesz's Representation Theorem? Did the typesetting in Sakurai traumatize your children? And doesn't it just burn you when you're trying to take a class on quantum mechanics and the Dirac notation isn't even used until you're at least half-way through the book? Ballentine is here to fix all of that. This book is exactly what we've needed for years. The relevant mathematics are developed and proofs are given for important results. Modern developments in the physics make up the motivation for the text, but the notation is streamlined and the typesetting makes it readable, making this book an excellent possible replacement for Sakurai. More than that, because the book assumes an undergraduate background in quantum mechanics, the examples and topics are practical and realistic. Ballentine takes every opportunity to anticipate misunderstandings in the theory and misinterpretations of the theory. It's refreshing to find a book that treats both the mathematics and physics of quantum mechanics with equal and exacting rigor. I would emphatically recommend this book as an alternative for physics instructors who are thinking about using Sakurai for their text, and for anyone who feels that their quantum mechanical education was a little too faith-based.
Very Good book - that gives diffrent ides to Quantum Mechanics  Mar 9, 2006
Very Good book - that gives diffrent Sides to Quantum Mechanics. Please advise for continue books for that book.
excellent QM text  May 3, 2005
I'm writing to lend support to the above positive reviews. I found Ballentine's approach clear and straightforward, but I had already taken an undergraduate QM course before reading this text. Thorough attention is devoted to foundational details. The discussions of measurement and interpretation cleared up some confusing misconceptions I acquired from Griffith's text.

The text seems to lack in the simple, idealized examples common in introductory texts. I think this is an advantage for an advanced text but may make it more difficult as an introductory text.
This book will be a classic  Nov 6, 2003
This it's the best book on QM Who I read ever, I'm A Bch student of physics, and I readed many book on this subject, but always the authors just put some results from some stupid arguments like "It's Natural". In this case the author just give mathematical and very deep physical arguments in every step of the development of the QM theory.
It's the Clearest book on the subject and it's not hard to read, I strongly recomend read the hole book, after this you adquire a very deep knowlowedge of the theory, of the nature, and lot of tools to solve any QM problem. Congratulations Dr Ballentine you really do an excelent Job
wonderful treatment  Apr 13, 2003
This is a great book. Mathematically accurate and very precise. No bologne. I loved it. The only bummer is that it doesn't treat some experimentally useful topics (decay of states, e.g.) but it's a great book to learn from.

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