## Required Textbooks

[Griffiths] = Griffiths, David J. *Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*. 2nd ed. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN: 9780131118928.

[Shankar] = Shankar, Ramamurti. *Principles of Quantum Mechanics*. 2nd ed. Plenum Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780306447907.

## References

Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude. *Quantum Mechanics*. 2 vols. Wiley, 2006. ISBN: 9780471164326. (Useful for 8.05 and 8.06: Some students find it too encyclopedic.)

Dirac, P. A. M. *The Principles of Quantum Mechanics*. 4th ed. Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1958. (Quantum mechanics from the Master. Deep, hard and rewarding to read, but probably in the summer.)

Feynman, R. P. *Feynman Lectures On Physics*. Vol. 3. Addison Wesley Longman, 1970. ISBN: 9780201021158. (Ch. 6 on spin and Ch. 9 on the ammonia maser are particularly useful.)

[Ohanian] = Ohanian, Hans. *Principles of Quantum Mechanics*. Prentice Hall, 1989. ISBN: 9780137127955. (More emphasis than Griffiths on operator methods but less depth on some other topics.)

Sakurai, J. J. *Modern Quantum Mechanics*. Addison-Wesley Pub., 1993. ISBN: 9780201539295. (A revision of the text by Sakurai. Advanced for 8.05.)

Axler, Sheldon. *Linear Algebra Done Right*. 2nd ed. Springer, 1997. ISBN: 9780387982595. (A conceptual introduction to vector spaces and linear operators.)

## Reading Assignments

WEEK # | ASSIGNMENTS |
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1 | [Shankar] Sections 5.2, 5.3, and 5.6. [Griffiths] Sections 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, and 2.6. |

2 | [Griffiths] Section 7.1. [Griffiths] Appendix. [Shankar] Chapter 1. [Griffiths] Chapter 3. |

5 | [Griffiths] Section 3.5. [Shankar] Chapter 9. |

10 | [Griffiths] Sections 4.1, 4.2, and 4.3. For further reading on angular momentum with more emphasis on operators than Griffiths, you should consult one or more of the following: |