Part I. Theory: 1. The wave function; 2. Time-independent Schroedinger equation; 3. Formalism; 4. Quantum mechanics in three dimensions; 5. Identical particles; Part II. Applications: 6. Time-independent perturbation theory; 7. The variational principle; 8. The WKB approximation; 9. Time-dependent perturbation theory; 10. The adiabatic approximation; 11. Scattering; 12. Afterword; Appendix. Linear algebra.
This bestselling textbook teaches students how to do quantum mechanics and provides an insightful discussion of what it actually means.
David J. Griffiths is a retired Professor from Reed College, Oregon, where he taught physics for over 30 years. He received his BA and PhD from Harvard University, where he studied elementary particle theory.