The Physics of Quantum Mechanics

An introduction
 Available by mail order from Cappella Archive

This book aims to give students the best possible understanding of the
physical implications of quantum mechanics by explaining how quantum systems
evolve in time, and showing the close parallels between quantum and classical

The text starts by introducing probability amplitudes and stresses
that the use of amplitudes rather than probabilities is what makes quantum
mechanics unique. The physical significance of operators is more clearly
explained than in conventional texts, and Dirac notation is used from the
outset, so students learn early on that they are free to choose the most
convenient representation for a particular problem. The mathematical
development of the subject is more self-contained and rigorous than in
traditional texts because most eigenvalue problems are solved by operator

This edition is designed to accompany a course of lectures at Oxford
Printer-friendly pdf (edition for 2010/11 course)

Solutions to starred problems