# Principles of Quantum Mechanics -2/E

## R. Shankar

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belief in the soundness of the overall approach taken here. This is based on the response of teachers, students, and my own occasional rereading of the book. I was generally quite happy with the book, although there were portions where I felt I could have done better and portions which bothered me by their absence. I welcome this opportunity to rectify all that. Apart from small improvements scattered over the text, there are three major changes. First, I have rewritten a big chunk of the mathematical introduction in Chapter 1. Next, I have added a discussion of time-reversal in variance. I don't know how it got left out the first time-1 wish I could go back and change it. The most important change concerns the inclusion of Chaper 21, "Path Integrals: Part II." The first edition already revealed my partiality for this subject by having a chapter devoted to it, which was quite unusual in those days. In this one, I have cast off all restraint and gone all out to discuss many kinds of path integrals and their uses. Whereas in Chapter 8 the path integral recipe was simply given, here I start by deriving it. I derive the configuration space integral (the usual Feynman integral), phase space integral, and (oscillator) coherent state integral. I discuss two applications: the derivation and application of the Berry phase and a study of the lowest Landau level with an eye on the quantum H.all effect. The relevance of these topics is unquestionable. This is followed by a section of imaginary time path integrals~ its description of tunneling, instantons, and symmetry breaking, and its relation to classical and quantum statistical mechanics. An introduction is given to the transfer matrix. Then I discuss spin coherent state path integrals and path integrals for fermions. These were thought to be topics too advanced for a book like this, but I believe this is no longer true. These concepts are extensively used and it seemed a good idea to provide the students who had the wisdom to buy this book with a head start.

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