'A Quantum Mechanics Primer' by Daniel T. Gillespie

This World Wide Web page written by Dan Styer, Oberlin College Department of Physics and Astronomy;
last updated 15 December 2022.

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The book A Quantum Mechanics Primer, by Daniel T. Gillespie, is limited in coverage, but what it does cover it treats exceptionally well.

It was published by the International Textbook Company of Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1970, under the Copyright Act of 1909, so the copyright expired in 1998. Hence I may legally post the book here for free download.

Covers, Forward, Teacher's Preface, Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction, plus Chapter 2: The Mathematical Language of Quantum Mechanics, plus Chapter 3: A Brief Review of Classical Mechanics

Chapter 4: The Theory of Quantum Mechanics (sections 4-1 to 4-4)

Chapter 4: The Theory of Quantum Mechanics (sections 4-5 to 4-6), plus Index