No matter which specialization the student chooses in his later career, it is necessary for him to develop not merely an understanding of the basic principles of quantum mechanics but an ability to apply these principles in his field. Textbooks on quantum mechanics addressed to students at under-graduate and post-graduate levels generally have few solved problems; moreover, the problems suggested are largely of an academic nature with a greater emphasis on theory than on applications. This book makes an attempt to present the basic concepts in quantum mechanics with emphasis on applications in other areas like nuclear physics, astrophysics, solid state physics, quantum optics, etc. Each chapter is followed by a number of problems. The solutions to most of these problems have been given at the end of the chapter. This will enable the student to refer to the solutions when necessary and at the same time provide him an opportunity, if he so wishes, to solve some or all of these problems by himself before consulting the solutions.
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It is indeed a very good book when it comes to learning the concepts of quantum mechanics. Quantum Mechanics is an interesting subject to learn especially when you are curious about how things behave at microscopic or nanoscopic scales where the action is on the order of the Planck constant. It departs from classical mechanics primarily at the quantum realm of atomic and subatomic length scales.
Quantum mechanics provides a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter. So this might be the book for you. This book starts with a brief Chronological Development of Quantum Mechanics that is how the subject evolved in its early days. Personally, I like this section I used to find it kind of motivating as it talks about the development of Quantum mechanics and the scientists who contributed to the development of the subject.
I even like the Prologue. Now we all know mathematics is the language of physics and quantum mechanics depends heavily on mathematics so before studying the text.
I have read many reference texts or textbooks which does not provide mathematics preliminaries but this book provides one. I also feel this as important because it gives you an idea of how mathematical language is used in a particular book as you yourself might have looked at different texts and each text has a slightly different approach when it comes to mathematics although the concept is always the same.
If you are a B. If you are enrolled in a physics major course or you are in M. In my opinion, it is a good book to have well written by the professors. It even has lots of problems and examples you can practice for your exams. This is a costly kind of book and I think you can find it in your library. So go ahead have it issued and use it. I will write about those books later on.
Quantum Mechanics by Ghatak Loknathan
Quantum Mechanics Theory and Applications by Ajoy Ghatak & S. Lokanathan