Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 622
Weight: 2410 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 32 mm
Edition: 2nd ed. 2003
JOURNAL OF PHYSICS A: MATHEMATICAL AND GENERAL (27 FEBRUARY 2004)
"... [The first edition] has become one of the most used and respected accounts of quantum theory ... Gottfried and Yan's book contains a vast amount of knowledge and understanding. As well as explaining the way in which quantum theory works, it attempts to illuminate fundamental aspects of the theory ... For use with a well-constructed course (and, of course, this is the avowed purpose of the book; a useful range of problems is provided for each chapter), or for the relative expert getting to grips with particular aspects of the subject or aiming for a deeper understanding, the book is certainly ideal."
PHYSICS TODAY (August 2004)
"...especially useful for graduate students and professors who have time to go beyond the bare essentials of a topic and explore it in depth... I would recommend the book for its lucid discussions of less familiar topics alone, but the authors do not short-change the standard subjects... I expect the second edition of Gottfried and Yan to join my library of well thumbed-through texts."
From the reviews of the second edition:
"The book under review offers the reader in-depth physical and mathematical understanding of quantum mechanics. The book is the second edition of Gottfried's Quantum mechanics. ... Readers' anticipations have finally been rewarded by the second edition of the earlier book, which is a complete revision covering most of the topics and much more ... . The appendix contains the values of important physical constants, some useful operator identities ... . The end notes at the conclusion of each chapter contain many useful references." (Howard E. Brandt, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 f)