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Here is a list of excellent books on quantum mechanics. Old and new, celebrated and underappreciated.


  • The principles of quantum mechanics by Paul Dirac

  • General principles of quantum mechanics by Wolfgang Pauli

  • Mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics by John von Neumann


  • Quantum mechanics: The theoretical minimum by Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman

  • Introduction to quantum mechanics by David Griffiths and Darrell Schroeter

  • Quantum mechanics by Franz Mandl

  • Principles of quantum mechanics by Ramamurti Shankar

  • Introduction to quantum mechanics: A time-dependent perspective by David Tannor

more advanced

  • Quantum mechanics (volumes I, II, III) by Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, Bernard Diu, and Franck Laloë

  • Quantum mechanics: A modern development by Leslie Ballentine

  • Quantum mechanics: Fundamentals by Kurt Gottfried and Tung-Mow Yan

with focus on foundations

  • Quantum theory: Concepts and methods by Asher Peres

  • Quantum paradoxes: Quantum theory for the perplexed by Yakir Aharonov and Daniel Rohrlich

  • Do we really understand quantum mechanics? by Franck Laloë

  • Quantum concepts in physics: An alternative approach to the understanding of quantum mechanics by Malcolm Longair

mathematically oriented

  • Mathematics of classical and quantum physics by Frederic Byron, Jr. and Robert Fuller

  • Mathematical concepts of quantum mechanics by Stephen Gustafson and Israel Michael Sigal

  • The mathematical language of quantum theory: From uncertainty to entanglement by Teiko Heinosaari and Mário Zimanf

  • Non-relativistic quantum theory: Dynamics, symmetry, and geometry by Kai Lam

problem based

  • Practical quantum mechanics by Siegfried Flügge

  • Exploring quantum mechanics: A collection of 700+ solved problems for students, lecturers, and researchers by Victor Galitski, Boris Karnakov, Vladimir Kogan, and Victor Galitski, Jr.