Quantum mechanicsThis didactically unrivalled textbook and timeless reference by Nobel Prize Laureate Claude CohenTannoudji separates essential underlying principles of quantum mechanics from specific applications and practical examples and deals with each of them in a different section. Chapters emphasize principles; complementary sections supply applications. The book provides a qualitative introduction to quantum mechanical ideas; a systematic, complete and elaborate presentation of all the mathematical tools and postulates needed, including a discussion of their physical content and applications. The book is recommended on a regular basis by lecturers of undergraduate courses. 
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User Review  UnChatNoir  LibraryThingnote: should be among best textbooks in the filed. read next. Read full review
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User Review  Helgi  GoodreadsA very linear and a good book to teach quantum mechanics. This collection of chapters written by various people and edited by Cohen may seem impersonal but it delivers its point with great clarity. Read full review
Contents
B Stationary scattering states Calculation of the cross section  907 
Scattering by a central potential Method of partial waves  921 
The mathematical tools of quantum mechanics 91  924 
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