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4.0 out of 5 stars Good, with some reservations, 9 July 2013
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This is certainly the best textbook on Quantum Mechanics I've seen. I bought it principally to be a good reference for the basics, and it fulfils this purpose well. Weinberg focuses on symmetries early in the book, which is pedagogically excellent for aspiring theoretical physicists. I'd strongly recommend this book as a first course in the subject also.

However there are two niggling issues. Firstly Weinberg doesn't use Dirac's bra-ket notation. He is correct to say that it is irritating sometimes (mostly because operators are presumed to act to the right). However, I would say that its benefits outweigh its faults. Secondly Weinberg omits a proper discussion of tensor product states and multiparticle systems.

Both of these topics are covered in online resources, so I'd still recommend you purchase this book. See for example http://www.mathematik.uni-muenchen.de/~lerdos/WS08/QM/solovejnotes.pdf for information on tensor products.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, 23 Jan 2013
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Ronald Baskin (Worthin, West Sussex, UK) - See all my reviews
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I thought I knew most of the books on quantum mechanics - how come I didn't know about this gem. It's tough going, even for someone like me with a masters in mathematical physics, but it's well worth the effort. As with his texts on quantum field theory, Weinberg gives us, as always, an in-depth, sparkling clear and mature treatment written with 100% confidence. Nice and useful to have for reference and further study
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exceptional 'elementary' text, 23 Nov 2013
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Weinberg's latest book is perhaps the ultimate undergraduate quantum mechanics text, that can be read with profit by under-graduates, graduates, post-graduates and just about anybody else with an interest in physics. The author doesn't avoid the conceptual and calculational difficulties peculiar to his subject matter, and encourages his readers not to be over-awed by them. His written style is clear; there are lots of detailed calculations to show the reader how it's done, and exercises to check that the reader can too. The first eleven chapters cover ground familiar from the textbooks of days gone by, such as Schiff's and Messiah's; chapter twelve introduces 'modern' topics such as entanglement, Bell's inequalities and quantum computing. This book would also be an excellent primer for the author's three volume exposition of Quantum Field Theory. I just wish that it had been around when I was an undergraduate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 30 Oct 2013
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I guess with an author like Weinberg you would expect a good product...but, of course, we've all experienced top people not being able to communicate to lesser mortals like you and me. Weinberg can communicate.

The book is able to provide clarity and depth of coverage. Griffiths book has a similar level of clarity but is a little more suited to undergraduates and covers basic ideas a little more. This book touches on slightly more advanced concepts.

A rigorous and clear explanation of the principles behind QM.
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