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    Richard L. Liboff
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Dr. Richard Liboff received his P. in Physics from New York University in 1961 and was appointed to the Physics department at the same university upon graduation.

Dr. He came to Cornell University in 1964, where he is presently a Full Professor of Applied Physics, Applied Math, and Electrical Engineering.

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Richard Lawrence Liboff (December 30, 1931 – March 9, 2014) was an American physicist who authored five books and over 100 other publications in variety of fields, including plasma physics, planetary physics, cosmology, quantum chaos, and quantum bi. .

Richard Lawrence Liboff (December 30, 1931 – March 9, 2014) was an American physicist who authored five books and over 100 other publications in variety of fields, including plasma physics, planetary physics, cosmology, quantum chaos, and quantum billiards. 1961 from New York University. His advisors were Harold Grad in mathematics (13 moment method) and B. Zumino in physics (TCP theory).

Although enjoyable to read, Griffith's books always seem to lack details necessary to the serious student. Liboff's book is comprehensive and well-written. com User, January 14, 2000. The first course in quantum mechanics that I took at Berkeley required only the Griffiths book.

By providing detailed explanations of challenging concepts for students and by offering professors an extensive list of subjects, the third edition of this best-selling quantum mechanics text follows the continuing evolution of physics in both esoteric and pragmatic directions. A new chapter, 15, develops the subject of relativistic waves, beginning with a review of basic relativistic concepts and continues with derivation of the Klein-Gordon equation. The chapter delves into the Dirac theory and the Dirac formulation of the four-dimensional spin operator, and concludes with a brief introduction to the covariant formulation of relativistic quantum mechanics. The revision also includes new descriptions and discussions of quantum-well configurations relevant to the quantum dot and the quantum wire and pertinent to semiconductor technology. Employing an assortment of symmetry principles, the transfer matrix method is developed and employed to regain the Kronig-Penny dispersion relation. The discussion of impurity semiconductors has been revised and is accompanied by a new subsection on the p-n junction. A new description of the Hartree-Fock model is included in the revision, which affords a method for obtaining approximate atomic wavefunctions and eigenenergies. This description complements the Thomas-Fermi model, which was new to the second edition. The third edition of Introductory Quantum Mechanics also includes a number of new intriguing problems many of which carry solutions, and a new, informative periodic chart appearing on the inside flap of the front cover. As with his previous editions, Liboff starts with a review of the most relevant elements of classical mechanics and proceeds through two parts that develop quantum theory.

The prominent feature of this book is that there is a large collection of problems for students to work on, and it is a comprehensive textbook that covers all the topics that a Physics undergraduate needs to know. It is updated several times to include some of the recent topics and applications of Quantum Mechanics. Many topics are well-written, and the physics is clearly explained. While some sections of the book could be written better, I think it is a great book overall either as a course textbook, as a reference or as a resource for practice problems.

I think the level of this book is a little higher than that of Griffiths (Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (2nd Edition)). The book starts with a review on classical mechanics and a survey of the history of quantum mechanics. Then the postulates of quantum mechanics, operators and Dirac notation are introduced. This is a more formal introduction of quantum mechanics. If you have just finished a course on Modern Physics, and you are moving to your first formal course on quantum mechanics, you will probably find that Griffiths is a better textbook because it starts with Schrodinger equation as a differential equation. Liboff presents a steeper learning curve because it starts with the formalities of quantum mechanics, which is not quite easily understood at the beginning. I recommend using Griffiths as a first textbook, and use Liboff in a second course on quantum mechanics. It is a matter of taste though, as I think some students like postulates and formalities all laid out clearly at the beginning. If you are using Griffiths as the textbook, you can use Liboff as a reference because certain topics are missing in Griffiths and some physics are explained pretty well in Liboff. In particular, I like Liboff's discussion on good/bad quantum numbers and the matrix representation of quantum mechanics. The corresponding discussion in Griffiths is really lacking.

My main complaint regarding Liboff is that some sections seem to be out of context, in particular the last few sections in chapter 7, 8 and 11. For example, in chapter 11 about matrix mechanics, it seems like everything having a matrix is being thrown into this chapter. This makes the topics difficult to understand because they are not placed in the right context. I believe these sections were not originally there, but were added when the book was revised. It would be a lot better if some of these sections can have their own chapters, for example the WKB approximation can be expanded into a chapter on semi-classical approach, and there can be a focused chapter on the quantum mechanics of solids and semiconductors.
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It's a bit old school but very complete. No book is as thick or helpful.
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The examples and proofs leave out enough of steps and explanations that even a prepared and motivated student will get lost.

The book typically buries "the point" of it's explanations at the end of pages of abstract and difficult math. No doubt about it, abstract and difficult math are unavoidable in teaching quantum mechanics, but by presenting "the point" early, it would give the student much needed guidance as they slog through the hard parts.

I first took quantum mechanics as an undergrad in 1978. I bought this copy to tutor my son through his college quantum mechanics class. I realize that it must be tough to write a good textbook on the subject, but there must be something better than this.
It actually came early and has been very helpful
All the essential info is in here. I don't know what language it's in but it is there.
This is not a good introductory book. The book has tons of practice problems but doesn't explain how to do half of them and doesn't have a solutions manual. I have been told that this is a fantastic "review" book for people who just need a refresher on the fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics though.