Quantum Mechanics Textbooks
This World Wide Web page written by
Oberlin College Physics Department;
last updated 10 January 2003.
Most teachers of junior-senior level technical quantum mechanics
courses will find a suitable text among those listed below.
The first three were listed as "Department Head Standards" by
Physics Today (December 1996, page 59). The last two,
those by Robinett and by Winter, are my personal favorites.
- David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1995).
- Edward G. Harris, American Journal of Physics, 63
- Gale Dick, Physics Today, 48
(September 1995) 94.
- Richard L. Liboff, Introductory Quantum Mechanics, third edition
Reading, Massachusetts, 1998).
- David Finkelstein, Physics Today, 46
(April 1993) 60-62. (Second edition.)
- Stephen Gasiorowicz, Quantum Physics, second edition
New York, 1995).
- Richard W. Robinett, Quantum Mechanics: Classical Results,
Modern Systems, and Visualized Examples,
University Press, New York, 1997). The subtitle is accurate.
Includes a brief look at quantal chaos.
Here is the author's
- R.D. Murphy, American Journal of Physics, 65
- Suzanne Amador, Physics Today, 50
(October 1997) 109-111.
- Michael C. McCallum, Journal of Chemical Education,
74 (March 1997) 343.
- Foundations of Physics, 27 (June 1997) 457-458.
- Rolf G. Winter, Quantum Physics, second edition
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1986). [Send computer mail to
RBlade@uccs.edu; price in 1999 was $33.]
- H.C. Corben, American Journal of Physics, 55