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Publisher Comments:

Reviews from the First Edition:

"An excellent text ... The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist)

"No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Dirac's bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin)

Reviews of the Second Edition:

"This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has extensively worked out calculational details---all just right for a first course. The style is conversational, more like a corridor talk or lecture notes, though arranged as a text. ... It would be particularly useful to beginning students and those in allied areas like quantum chemistry." (Mathematical Reviews)

 

R. Shankar has introduced major additions and updated key presentations in this second edition of Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New features of this innovative text include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications. Additional highlights include:

- Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics

- A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics

- Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates

- Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics

The requisite text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The book's self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.

Book News Annotation:

A textbook on quantum mechanics that develops the subject from its postulates, beginning with a rather lengthy chapter in which the relevant mathematics of vector spaces is developed from simple ideas on vectors and matrices students are assumed to know. This revised edition (1st ed., 1980) adds a discussion of time-reversal invariance and a new chapter, Path Integrals: Part II, which discusses many kinds of path integrals and their uses.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The author introduces major additions and updates key presentations in the long-awaited new edition of this classic text. New features of the Second Edition include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications.

Synopsis:

A textbook on quantum mechanics that develops the subject from its postulates, beginning with a rather lengthy chapter in which the relevant mathematics of vector spaces is developed from simple ideas on vectors and matrices students are assumed to know. This revised edition (1st ed., 1980) adds a d

Synopsis:

Reviews from the First Edition: "An excellent text ... The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist) "No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Dirac's bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin) Reviews of the Second Edition: "This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has extensively worked out calculational details---all just right for a first course. The style is conversational, more like a corridor talk or lecture notes, though arranged as a text. ... It would be particularly useful to beginning students and those in allied areas like quantum chemistry." (Mathematical Reviews)   R. Shankar has introduced major additions and updated key presentations in this second edition of Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New features of this innovative text include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications. Additional highlights include: - Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics - A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics - Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates - Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics The requisite text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The book's self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.

Table of Contents

Mathematical Introduction.- Review of Classical Mechanics.- All Is Not Well With Classical Mechanics. The Postulates-A General Discussion.- Simple Problems in One Dimension.- The Classical Limit.- The Harmonic Oscillator.- The Path Integral Formulation of Quantum Theory.- The Heisenberg Uncertainty Relations.- Systems with N Degrees of Freedom.- Symmetries and Their Consequences.- Rotational Invariance and Angular Momentum.- The Hydrogen Atom.- Spin.- Addition of Angular Momenta.- Variational and WKB Methods.- Time-Independent Perturbation Theory.- Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory.- Scattering Theory.- The Dirac Equation.- Path Integrals-II.- Appendix.- Answers to Selected Exercises.- Table of Constants.- Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306447907
Other:
Shankar, Ramamurti
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Shankar, Ramamurti
Author:
Shankar, R.
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Quantum Theory
Subject:
Mathematical Physics
Subject:
Quantum physics.
Subject:
mathematical methods in physics
Subject:
Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory
Subject:
Physics-Quantum Mechanics
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Mathematical Methods
Subject:
in Physics
Subject:
B
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed. 1994. Corr. 2nd printing
Series Volume:
90-13.
Publication Date:
January 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
694
Dimensions:
254 x 178 mm 3390 gr

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Product details 694 pages Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers - English 9780306447907 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author introduces major additions and updates key presentations in the long-awaited new edition of this classic text. New features of the Second Edition include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications.
"Synopsis" by , A textbook on quantum mechanics that develops the subject from its postulates, beginning with a rather lengthy chapter in which the relevant mathematics of vector spaces is developed from simple ideas on vectors and matrices students are assumed to know. This revised edition (1st ed., 1980) adds a d
"Synopsis" by , Reviews from the First Edition: "An excellent text ... The postulates of quantum mechanics and the mathematical underpinnings are discussed in a clear, succinct manner." (American Scientist) "No matter how gently one introduces students to the concept of Dirac's bras and kets, many are turned off. Shankar attacks the problem head-on in the first chapter, and in a very informal style suggests that there is nothing to be frightened of." (Physics Bulletin) Reviews of the Second Edition: "This massive text of 700 and odd pages has indeed an excellent get-up, is very verbal and expressive, and has extensively worked out calculational details---all just right for a first course. The style is conversational, more like a corridor talk or lecture notes, though arranged as a text. ... It would be particularly useful to beginning students and those in allied areas like quantum chemistry." (Mathematical Reviews)   R. Shankar has introduced major additions and updated key presentations in this second edition of Principles of Quantum Mechanics. New features of this innovative text include an entirely rewritten mathematical introduction, a discussion of Time-reversal invariance, and extensive coverage of a variety of path integrals and their applications. Additional highlights include: - Clear, accessible treatment of underlying mathematics - A review of Newtonian, Lagrangian, and Hamiltonian mechanics - Student understanding of quantum theory is enhanced by separate treatment of mathematical theorems and physical postulates - Unsurpassed coverage of path integrals and their relevance in contemporary physics The requisite text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Second Edition is fully referenced and is supported by many exercises and solutions. The book's self-contained chapters also make it suitable for independent study as well as for courses in applied disciplines.
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