I will start a course in Quantum Mechanics in my university. It's my first course in QM.

Can anyone please recommend some good books of QM? I am confused where to start from?

Hi. Nafiz.

I recommend you Quantum Mechanics a Modern introduction, Ashok Das at first.

This textbook really includes many good things, especially physical insights on QM & comprehensible explanations about math.

Of course, I studied the book. it is so powerful to get comprehensive and critical knowledges of Quantum Mechanics.

I recommend you Quantum Mechanics a Modern introduction, Ashok Das at first.

This textbook really includes many good things, especially physical insights on QM & comprehensible explanations about math.

Of course, I studied the book. it is so powerful to get comprehensive and critical knowledges of Quantum Mechanics.

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I personally wouldn't recommend Griffiths book as an intro, however I have no alternative. I'm saying that because when I jumped from Griffiths to Sakurai's "Modern Quantum Mechanics" I noticed how far behind I was. I feel like Griffiths is a little too soft on notation and rigorousness.

Still... If you want to study by his book I would suggest you do every single exercise. Otherwise you'll miss a lot of important stuff.

Still... If you want to study by his book I would suggest you do every single exercise. Otherwise you'll miss a lot of important stuff.

Dwy wrote:I personally wouldn't recommend Griffiths book as an intro, however I have no alternative. I'm saying that because when I jumped from Griffiths to Sakurai's "Modern Quantum Mechanics" I noticed how far behind I was. I feel like Griffiths is a little too soft on notation and rigorousness.

Still... If you want to study by his book I would suggest you do every single exercise. Otherwise you'll miss a lot of important stuff.

I agree that Griffiths is not a great book to study QM if you want to learn enough QM to get you prepared e.g. graduate level QM (or even advanced undergrad QM). However, for the OP, for their very first course in QM, I think Griffiths is a great introduction. Sure, it's not super rigorous, but I think Griffiths stresses conceptual understanding over mathematical rigor, and I think this is a better approach for someone's very first course in QM. Also in my opinion, as someone who is not interested in learning all the rigor of QM, I am happy with my surface level conceptual-based QM from Griffiths (all of my undergrad QM courses were taught out of Griffiths--my senior advanced QM was the perturbation theory chapters at the end of Griffiths).

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