A Modern Approach to Quantum MechanicsInspired by Richard Feynman and J.J. Sakurai, A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics allows lecturers to expose their undergraduates to the excitement and insight of Feynman's approach to quantum mechanics while simultaneously giving them a textbook that is wellordered, logical, and pedagogically sound. This book covers all the topics that are typically presented in a standard upperlevel course in quantum mechanics, but its teaching approach is new. Rather than organizing his book according to the historical development of the field and jumping into a mathematical discussion of wave mechanics, Townsend begins his book with the quantum mechanics of spin. Thus, the first five chapters of the book succeed in laying out the fundamentals of quantum mechanics with little or no wave mechanics, so the physics is not obscured by mathematics. Starting with spin systems gives students something new and interesting while providing elegant but straightforward examples of the essential structure of quantum mechanics. When wave mechanics is introduced later, students perceive it correctly as only one aspect of quantum mechanics and not the core of the subject. 
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User Review  Sean  GoodreadsOne of the few texts I can honestly say I have spent serious time staring at, front to back. Good times. Read full review
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User Review  Jonathan  GoodreadsMakes a difficult subject very accessible. I still hold a grudge that he didn't give me an attribution somewhere for the section on quantum computing though. Giving me props in class does not do justice. :P Read full review
Contents
Rotation of Basis States and Matrix Mechanics  24 
Angular Momentum  64 
A System of Two Spini Particles  120 
Wave Mechanics in One Dimension  147 
The OneDimensional Harmonic Oscillator  194 
Path Integrals  216 
Translational and Rotational Symmetry  237 
Bound States of Central Potentials  274 
TimeIndependent Perturbations  306 
the Lamb Shift and Hyperline Splitting  331 
Identical Particles  341 
Photons and Atoms  399 
A Electromagnetic Units  444 
Dirac Delta Functions  453 
E The Lagrangian for a Charge q in a Magnetic Field  460 
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