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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.

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.
Author(s): Dr. David R Thayer

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.
Author(s): Jakob Schwichtenberg

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.
Author(s): Nouredine Zettili

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.
Author(s): Tanya Bub, Jeffrey Bub

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

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

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.
Author(s): Jim Baggott

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: “. . .
Author(s): Leslie E Ballentine

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.
Author(s): Peter W. Atkins, Ronald S. Friedman

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.
Author(s): Preetinder Rahil

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.
Author(s): Shlomo Sternberg

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.
Author(s): Travis Norsen

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?
Author(s): Paul Fleisher, Patricia Keeler

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?
Author(s): Adam Becker

Best Quantum Mechanics Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some quantum mechanics books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): John Dirk Walecka
ID: 3047865, Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Year: 2022, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

Identity and Indiscernibility in Quantum Mechanics

Author(s): Tomasz Bigaj
ID: 3180236, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2022, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Quantum Physics For Beginners: The Simplified Guide For All Beginners To Learn The Basics Of Mechanics Principles And Quantum Physics Theories

Author(s): David D. Cox
ID: 3205262, Publisher: , Year: 2022, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

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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