The Physics of Quantum Mechanics (Paperback)

James Binney, David Skinner

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"The extensive discussion of the physics behind the mathematical manipulations of the theory, coupled with the smooth, colloquial writing style and delightful historical footnotes makes this book somewhat unique in the field. It devotes large sections to the more modern topics of quantum computing and quantum measurement theory, which are active areas of current research. In addition, there is a copious selection of problems, at all levels of difficulty, which should prove extremely useful to anyone teaching the course."
-- Harold S. Zapolsky, Rutgers University

"Binney and Skinner's introductory book on quantum mechanics approaches the subject in a unique way, starting from the matrix representation of quantum physics rather than using the more traditional representation using differential equations. They show many problems that can be tackled using both representations and put them in such a text side-by-side. The text is very well written for the target audience of second or third year University students in Physics, Chemistry, or certain Engineering specialties and I would highly recommend it for anyone who might be considering teaching or tutoring such a course."
-- Brian Todd Huffman, University of Oxford

"This book is a deep, well-explained and beautiful text on the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics. It is eminently suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduates who wish to study the subject. Some precious jewels can be found within after building up the Direc representation of quantum mechanics: scattering theory and condensed matter applications, for example." --
Ben Allanach, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge