Reference texts for PHYS 5179
Some suggestions for other reference texts that you may find helpful
(in rough order of likely usefulness). The comments are from Steve Sharpe who
taught this course many times.
This is only a sampling of the 52
texts you will find by typing "Quantum Mechanics" into the UW Library's search
engine. I also include at the bottom some suggested texts on group theoryalthough
this list is less comprehensive.
Quantum Mechanics:

Principles of quantum mechanics
by Ramamurti Shankar
New York : Plenum Press, c1994; 2nd ed.; ISBN: 0306447908

On reserve.
Wordy, sometimes at too low a level, but has some very good explanations.
Has been used as a text in this course in the past.

Lectures on quantum mechanics
by Gordon Baym
Reading, Mass. : AddisonWesley Pub. Co., c1990; ISBN: 0805306676

On reserve.
An excellent resource for some of the topics in 518 and 519.

Quantum mechanics
by Kurt Gottfried
Redwood City, Calif.: AddisonWesley Pub. Co., Advanced Book Program, c1989; ISBN: 0201510081 (v. 1)

On reserve and in stacks.
Classic textbook with somewhat outdated topics; excellent reference for
scattering and some other topics.

Quantum mechanics: nonrelativistic theory
by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
Pergamon Press, 1977; ISBN: 0080209408

On reserve and in stacks.
Excellent reference.

Quantum mechanics
by Claude CohenTannoudji
New York : Wiley, c1977

On reserve and in stacks.
A comprehensive though rather long text that has been used as the text in
this course in the past.

Quantum mechanics
by Eugen Merzbacher
New York, J. Wiley [1970]; 2nd ed.; ISBN: 0471596701

In PhysAstr stacks.
A wellknown text that I am not too familiar with.

Quantum mechanics
by Leonard Schiff
New York, McGrawHill [1968]; 3rd ed.

In PhysAstr reserve and stacks.
Another wellknown text that I am not too familiar with.

Quantum mechanics
by Albert Messiah
Dover, 1999 (originally 1962).

In PhysAstr reserve and stacks.
Yet another wellknown and somewhat outdated text that I find to
be a good reference.

The principles of quantum mechanics
by P.A.M. Dirac
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1958; 4th ed.

On reserve.
Classic text (originally from 1930 so not up to date) by a founder of the field.
Worth a look.
Group Theory:

Groups, Representations and Physics
by Hugh Jones
Bristol, England ; New York : A. Hilger, c1990; ISBN: 0852740298

In PhysAstr stacks.
Accessible and well written.

Lie algebras in particle physics
by Howard Georgi
Reading, Mass. : Perseus Books, Advanced Book Program, c1999; 2nd ed.; ISBN: 0738202339

In PhysAstr stacks and reserve.
First edition was idiosyncratic with lots of useful material.

Fields, symmetries, and quarks
by Ulrich Mosel
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c1999; 2nd ed.;
ISBN: 43540652353

Quantum mechanics: v.2. Symmetries
by Walter Greiner and Berndt M�ller
Berlin ; New York : SpringerVerlag, c1989;
ISBN: 0387187553
Andreas Karch
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