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 Introduction to quantum mechanics Griffiths PDF Free

Introduction to quantum mechanics Griffiths
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Introduction to quantum mechanics :

Unlike Newton's mechanics, or Maxwell's electrodynamics, or Einstein's relativity, quantum theory was not created-c-or even definitively packaged-by one individual, and it retains to this day some of the scars of its exhilirating but traumatic youth.

     There is no general consensus as to what its fundamental principles are, how it should
be taught, or what it really "means. Every competent physicist can do, quantum mechanics, but the stories we tell ourselves about what we are doing are as various as the tales of Scheherazade, and almost as implausible. Richard Feynman (one of its greatest practitioners) remarked, "I think I can safely say that nobody understands quantum mechanics.

       The purpose of this book is to teach you how to do quantum mechanics , Apart from some essential background in Chapter 1, the deeper quasi-philosophical questions are saved for the end, I do not believe one can intelligently discuss what quantum  mechanics means until one has a firm sense of what quantum mechanics does  But if you absolutely cannot wait, by all means read the Afterword immediately following Chapter one. 

         Not only is quantum theory conceptually rich, it is also technically difficult, and exact solutions to all but the most artificial textbook examples are few and far between. It is therefore essential to develop special techniques for attacking more realistic problems. Accordingly, this book is divided into two parts': Part I covers the basic theory, and Part II assembles an arsenal of approximation schemes, with illustrative applications. Although it is important to keep the two parts logically separate, it is not necessary to study the material in the order presented here ,Some instructors, for example, may wish to treat time-independent perturbation theory
immediately after Chapter tow.

   This book is intended for a one-semester or one-year course at the junior or senior level , A one-semester course will have to concentrate mainly on Part I; a full-year course should have room for supplementary material beyond Part 2 . 
The reader must be familiar with the rudiments of linear algebra, complex numbers, and calculus up through partial derivatives; some acquaintance with Fourier analysis and the Dirac delta function would help. Elementary classical mechanics is essential, of course, and a little electrodynamics would be useful in places. As always, the more physics and math you know the easier it will be, and the more you will get out of your study. But I would like to emphasize that quantum mechanics , something that flows smoothly and naturally from earlier theories . 
On the contrary, it represents an abrupt and revolutionary departure from classical ideas, calling forth a wholly new and radically counterintuitive way of thinking about the world. That, indeed, is what makes it such a fascinating subject .



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