Quantum Mechanics

Ernest  Abers

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics, my long-promised textbook, is an improved and expanded version of the year-long graduate course I often teach at UCLA. It was published in 2003 by Prentice-Hall.

Below is some information about the book, including the table of contents, the preface, and a list of known errors.


  1. Classical Mechanics
  2. Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
  3. Stationary States
  4. Symmetry Transformations on States
  5. Symmetry Transformations on Operators
  6. Interlude
  7. Approximation Methods for Bound States
  8. Potential Scattering
  9. Transitions
  10. Further Topics in Quantum Dynamics
  11. The Quantized Electromagnetic Field
  12. Relativistic Wave Equations
  13. Identical Particles         

Here is a more detailed table of contents.


  Here is the preface, which explains what I was trying to do.


Here are the misprints I know about, organized both by date reported and by level of seriousness. The corrected text is displayed after the description of each error. I thank the many students and other readers who have reported them to me.  I will try to keep this list current, and hope to correct all the errors in a later printing. If you find any more, please let me know at abers@physics.ucla.edu.