on 22 May 2013
Thorough and pedagogic, though a bit dated. Great at explaining complex ides simply.
The derivation of regular wave mechanics from path integrals is interesting, and gave me a new understanding on the laws I thought I knew so well.
It's good for the basics of getting to grips with path integrals, but you should definitely seek out some more advanced, rigorous texts if you're comfortable with the simplest integrals.
on 13 October 2011
I just got this book today, and congratulations to Dover for making this landmark text readily available for such a small price. I have the original copy, which now sells for much more money. If you can find a used copy that is, the book being out-of-print.
I don't think I need to review the contents - I had read this in my student days and anyone looking at this will be aware of this text's stellar importance.
What is amusing is this "emendment" by D. Styer, who says he corrected hundreds of misprints etc. But just leafing throught it, on page 164, the title of section 7-1 has a glaring misprint. I wonder what other misprint has been left if I spotted one so easily in 10 seconds ;-) Actually I need to check in the original book whether that mistake was there at all. Small things, but be coherent ...