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Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Quantum Mechanics books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

1. Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum (2015)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFirst he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics.In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling The Theoretical Minimum, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic objects through mathematical abstractions. Unlike other popularizations that shy away from quantum mechanics’ weirdness, Quantum Mechanics embraces the…
Author(s): Leonard Susskind, Art Friedman

2. Modern Introductory Quantum Mechanics with Interpretation (2019)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis is a novel quantum mechanics textbook which is appropriate for a one-semester course in all university physics undergraduate programs. In addition to covering the important quantum mechanics topics, from experimental foundations, to theoretical development, the textbook emphasizes the important interpretation issue throughout. In order for the student to grasp the quantum mechanics topics most simply, the pedagogical approach emphasizes 1D analysis. Finally, as an important aid to all students, the textbook contains more than 150 pages of completely solved quantum mechanics problems. #193,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)…
Author(s): Dr. David R Thayer

3. No-Nonsense Quantum Mechanics: A Student-Friendly Introduction, Second Edition (2018)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWhat if there was a way to learn Quantum Mechanics without all the usual fluff and mystification? What if there were a book that allowed you to see the whole picture and not just tiny parts of it?Thoughts like this are the reason that No-Nonsense Quantum Mechanics now exists. Here’s why. The primary focus on the readers’ needs is also visible in dozens of small features that you won’t find in any other textbook Whenever a concept is used that was already introduced previously there is a short sidenote that reminds you where it was first introduced and often recites the main points. In addition,…
Author(s): Jakob Schwichtenberg

4. Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications (2009)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfQuantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications provides a clear, balanced and modern introduction to the subject. Written with the student’s background and ability in mind the book takes an innovative approach to quantum mechanics by combining the essential elements of the theory with the practical applications: it is therefore both a textbook and a problem solving book in one self-contained volume. Carefully structured, the book starts with the experimental basis of quantum mechanics and then discusses its mathematical tools. Subsequent chapters cover…
Author(s): Nouredine Zettili

5. Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement) (2018)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfTotally Random is a comic for the serious reader who wants to really understand the central mystery of quantum mechanics–entanglement: what it is, what it means, and what you can do with it.Measure two entangled particles separately, and the outcomes are totally random. But compare the outcomes, and the particles seem as if they are instantaneously influencing each other at a distance―even if they are light-years apart. This, in a nutshell, is entanglement, and if it seems weird, then this book is for you. Totally Random is a graphic experiential narrative that unpacks the deep and…
Author(s): Tanya Bub, Jeffrey Bub

6. The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (2013)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“The standard work in the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, indispensable both to the advanced student and to the mature research worker, who will always find it a fresh source of knowledge and stimulation.” –Nature “This is the classic text on quantum mechanics. No graduate student of quantum theory should leave it unread”–W.C Schieve, University of Texas…
Author(s): P. A. M. Dirac

7. Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition) (2000)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis book gives a modern, comprehensive introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics, to the main approximation methods and to the application of quantum theory to a wide variety of systems. The needs of students having an average mathematical ability are kept very much in mind, with the avoidance of complex mathematical arguments and any undue compression of material…
Author(s): B.H. Bransden, C.J. Joachain

8. The Quantum Cookbook: Mathematical Recipes for the Foundations for Quantum Mechanics (2020)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfQuantum mechanics is an extraordinarily successful scientific theory. But it is also completely mad. Although the theory quite obviously works, it leaves us chasing ghosts and phantoms; particles that are waves and waves that are particles; cats that are at once both alive and dead; lots of seemingly spooky goings-on; and a desperate desire to lie down quietly in a darkened room. The Quantum Cookbook explains why this is. It provides a unique bridge between popular exposition and formal textbook presentation, written for curious readers with some background in physics and sufficient mathematical capability. It aims not to teach readers…
Author(s): Jim Baggott

9. Quantum Mechanics: A Modern Development (2Nd Edition) (2014)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“It has an outstanding depth and variety of topics. It has a special emphasis on the foundations of quantum mechanics. Almost every one studying advanced quantum mechanics will find this book useful.” Zentralblatt Math Review of the First Edition: “. . . the book is of greatest benefit to students of quantum mechanics who want to learn more than solely computational recipes and predictive tools of the theory, and, in this sense, the book really fills a gap in the literature.” Mathematical Reviews Although there are many textbooks that deal with the…
Author(s): Leslie E Ballentine

10. Molecular Quantum Mechanics (2010)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfQuantum mechanics embraces the behavior of all known forms of matter, including the atoms and molecules from which we, and all living organisms, are composed. Molecular Quantum Mechanics leads us through this absorbing yet challenging subject, exploring the fundamental physical principles that explain how all matter behaves.With the clarity of exposition and extensive learning features that have established the book as a leading text in the field, Molecular Quantum Mechanics takes us from the foundations of quantum mechanics, through quantum models of atomic, molecular, and electronic structure, and on to…
Author(s): Peter W. Atkins, Ronald S. Friedman

11. Quantum Mechanics: Basic & Advanced Concepts for Beginners (2018)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfQuantum Mechanics is a fascinating but difficult subject. Mathematics is intimidating and intuition hard to find. The popular books do not go into details of the subject and textbooks are just too hard for self-study. This book aims to bridge the gap between the two. The emphasis of this book is to explain the meaning and intuition behind concepts and mathematics. There is extensive use of analogies from daily life to develop visualization and intuition. This book is well suited for a beginner who has limited physics and mathematics background. The material covered is broad, from elementary Quantum Mechanics…
Author(s): Preetinder Rahil

12. A Mathematical Companion to Quantum Mechanics (Dover Books on Physics) (2019)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThis original 2019 work, based on the author's many years of teaching at Harvard University, examines mathematical methods of value and importance to advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying quantum mechanics. Its intended audience is students of mathematics at the senor university level and beginning graduate students in mathematics and physics. Early chapters address such topics as the Fourier transform, the spectral theorem for bounded self-joint operators, and unbounded operators and semigroups. Subsequent topics include a discussion of Weyl's theorem on the…
Author(s): Shlomo Sternberg

13. Foundations of Quantum Mechanics: An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory (Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics) (2017)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfAuthored by an acclaimed teacher of quantum physics and philosophy, this textbook pays special attention to the aspects that many courses sweep under the carpet. Traditional courses in quantum mechanics teach students how to use the quantum formalism to make calculations. But even the best students – indeed, especially the best students – emerge rather confused about what, exactly, the theory says is going on, physically, in microscopic systems. This supplementary textbook is designed to help such students understand that they are not alone in…
Author(s): Travis Norsen

14. Relativity and Quantum Mechanics: Principles of Modern Physics (Secrets of the Universe) (2019)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHave you ever wondered why it seems like you are standing still – even though you are on a planet that is moving through space? Albert Einstein wondered why. Do you know what the famous equation E=mc2 means? Einstein could have explained it! Do you know why black holes exist? In this engaging book, author Paul Fleisher answers these and many more questions as he looks at the laws of relativity and quantum mechanics. With easy-to-understand concepts and experiments, readers are introduced to the basic principles of modern physics in an exciting way.This edition of Paul Fleisher’s Secrets of the Universe has…
Author(s): Paul Fleisher, Patricia Keeler

15. What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics (2019)

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your BookshelfEvery physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity’s finest scientific achievements. But ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. For a century, most physicists have followed Niels Bohr’s solipsistic and poorly reasoned Copenhagen interpretation. Indeed, questioning it has long meant professional ruin, yet some daring physicists, such as John Bell, David Bohm, and Hugh Everett, persisted in seeking the true meaning of quantum mechanics. What Is Real? is the gripping story of this battle of ideas and the courageous scientists who dared to stand up for truth.”An excellent,…
Author(s): Adam Becker

“Quantum Mechanics : A Paradigms Approach”, by David H. McIntyre. I used this book the last time I taught quantum mechanics, and the students really liked it a lot. You can teach yourself “real” quantum mechanics from this book using the Dirac bra-ket notation used in real physics research and in quantum information theory. Books shelved as quantum-mechanics: Modern Quantum Mechanics by J.J. Sakurai, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by David J. Griffiths, In Search of Schrö The 6 Best Quantum Physics Books On The Planet In this article, we summarize what we believe are the six best quantum physics books for beginners. To make this bold claim justified, we include two amazing books that hardly contain any formulas. Quantum Mechanics Books. This section contains free e-books and guides on Quantum Mechanics, some of the resources in this section can be viewed online and some of them can be downloaded. This book is the fruit of for many years teaching the introduction to quan-tum mechanics to second-year students of physics at Oxford University. We have tried to convey to students that it is the use of probability amplitudes rather than probabilities that makes quantum mechanics the extraordinary

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Computational Methods to Study the Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules and Biomolecular Processes: From Bioinformatics to Molecular Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): Adam Liwo
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 27 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2311432

Introductory Quantum Mechanics with MATLAB: For Atoms, Molecules, Clusters, and Nanocrystals

Author(s): James R. Chelikowsky
Publisher: Wiley-VCH, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2317195

Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?

Author(s): Franck Laloe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2324507

Computational Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): Joshua Izaac; Jingbo Wang
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2333139

Probing the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics: Information, Contextuality, Relationalism and Entanglement: Proceedings of the II International Workshop on Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Information. Physical, Philosophical and Logical Approaches (CLEA, Brussels Free University, Belgium, 23–24 July 2015)

Author(s): Diederik Aerts (Editor), Maria Luisa Dalla Chiara (Editor), Christian de Ronde (Editor), Decio Krause (Editor)
Publisher: World Scientific, Year: 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2347208

Quantum mechanics: a simplified approach

Author(s): Siddiqui, Shabnam
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2351334

Do we really understand quantum mechanics

Author(s): Laloë, Franck
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2358367

Quantum worlds : perspectives on the ontology of quantum mechanics

Author(s): Fortin, Sebastian; Holik, Federico; Lombardi, Olimpia; López, Cristian
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2372588

Solved Problems in Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): Leonardo Angelini
Publisher: Springer, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2373629

The Quantum Mechanics Solver: How to Apply Quantum Theory to Modern Physics

Author(s): Jean-Louis Basdevant, Jean Dalibard
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2407485

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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