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. 
What people are saying  Write a review
User ratings
5 stars 
 
4 stars 
 
3 stars 
 
2 stars 
 
1 star 

Review: Quantum Mechanics
User Review  Ida  GoodreadsThe books are a true delight and one very often ends up reading much more than what one has intended to look up. Read full review
Review: Quantum Mechanics
User Review  GoodreadsThe books are a true delight and one very often ends up reading much more than what one has intended to look up. 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 
Copyright  
26 other sections not shown
Other editions  View all
Common terms and phrases
amplitude analogous approximation associated assume asymptotic basis Bohr calculate central potential chap ClebschGordan coefficients collision commute complement components consider constant corresponding coupling cross section defined degeneracy degenerate depends diagonal effect eigenstates eigenvalues eigenvectors electric dipole electron energy levels equal equation example expansion expression fermions figure formula free spherical waves frequency Hamiltonian hydrogen atom hyperfine hyperfine structure identical particles incident integral interaction kets magnetic field matrix elements mean value momenta multipole nonzero nucleus obtain operator orthogonal orthonormal oscillator partial waves perturbation theory phase shifts physical plane wave polarization potential V(r probability problem properties proton quantum mechanics quantum numbers radial relation represents resonance rotation scalar solution space spherical harmonics spin 1/2 particles spinor stationary scattering subspace symmetrization tensor product theorem total angular momentum vector wave functions wave packet WignerEckart theorem Zeeman Zeeman effect zero