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ISBN: 0198520115
Author: P. A. M. Dirac
Language: English
Publisher: Clarendon Press; 4th edition (February 4, 1982)
Pages: 314
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The Principles of Quantum Mechanics is an influential monograph on quantum mechanics written by Paul Dirac and first published by Oxford University Press in 1930.

The best I've read on quantum mechanics. A lot of plain explanation of what is happening behind the formulas.

The Principles of Quantum Mechanics (International Series of Monographs on Physics). 0198520115 (ISBN13: 9780198520115). He learned the subject attending PAM Dirac's classes from his own book. The best I've read on quantum mechanics.

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The first edition of this work appeared in 1930, and its originality won it immediate recognition as a classic of modern physical theory. The fourth edition has been bought out to meet a continued demand. Some improvements have been made, the main one being the complete rewriting of thechapter on quantum electrodymanics, to bring in electron-pair creation. This makes it suitable as an introduction to recent works on quantum field theories.

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Mejora
Meet my expectations? How could it not? It is considered the "Bible" on the
Theory. Furthermore, one of the best "popularized" books on Quantum Mechanics
is the pocket sized "The Quantum World" which follows the topics in Dirac's "Quantum
Mechanics" for laymen by Professor of Mathematical Physics, at Cambridge, J. C.
Polkinghorne. He learned the subject attending PAM Dirac's classes from his own book.
Professor PAM Dirac ended his days by retiring to a Professor Emeritus chair at Florida
State University (right here) in Tallahassee, FL.
Giamah
A lot of stuff in the beginning is accessible and some of the later stuff is possibly accessible if you've had a great teacher who followed this book (and they won't because they find it excessively hard themselves) in their course work. Even Feynman said "They had these great formulations in Dirac's book and in Heidler's. I couldn't quite read the books. They were too hard for me. ". So if you are lulled into complacency that understanding everything that's in the book is something that you'll carefully read page by page, you are kidding yourself. A lot of the stuff is simply ruminations on research that PAMD was doing then and some of it that wasn't. Anyway, its a QM book for the mathematically proficient. A QM book for researchers and mathematicians. For all else, there's Shankar and Griffiths. However, I'd pick up the book for Chapter 1 alone. Its concise and beautifully expressed.
Galubel
His insight into the physical interpretation of the formalism of Quantum Mechanics has no precedent. Almost every physicist around the world agrees that HE IS MASTER DIRAC, so an insight into his vision of the theory is invaluable.

This is not a didactic book, in fact, in my opinion, it is not even to be considered a text book. Its value concerns the rigorous development of the formalism of QM, as well as a firm base for the understanding of the very principles of it. I'd say it's better for people who have struggling qith the ideas of QM for a while already, that for who are just starting with them.
Ionzar
Review of "The Principles of Quantum Mechanics" by P.A.M. Dirac. Oxford University Press (1958).

The book is just over 300 pages including the Index. It is of historical interest, mainly. There are better treatments of the subject, but this is an original work and stands monumental in that regard, historically. The originality and its place in history is this works strength and it stands on its own as a classic in modern theoretical physics, unmatched in many ways in that sense.

This book was first published in 1930. In 1928, Dirac's application of the relativistic treatment of spin-1/2 particles leads to both positive- and negative-energy solutions to the electron. This book was made new in paperback in 1981. It has been reprinted 9 times since. The last reprinting was in 1993. It has a Preface to the first edition, which you should read using the Amazon "Look Inside!" feature. You can view the Contents of the book there, too. There you will find that the book's contents are made up of twelve Chapters and a small Index.

Quantum reality places the subject back into the study of the objective world. Listen to the author in his own words:

"This state of affairs is very satisfactory from a philosophical point of view, as implying an increasing recognition of the part played by the observer in himself introducing the regularities that appear in his observations, and a lack of arbitrariness in the ways of nature, but it makes things less easy for the learner of physics."

If, in your enquiry into quantum mechanics, you have read about these philosophical changes brought about from the discovery of quantum reality, then reading the words of one of its legends will reinforce why many modern physicist's sound more like philosophers than physicists. Here is the author, again, in his own words:

"The methods of progress in theoretical physics have undergone a vast change during the present century. The classical tradition has been to consider the world to be an association of observable objects (particles, fluids, fields, etc.) moving about according to definite laws of force, so that one could form a mental picture in space and time of the whole scheme. This led to a physics whose aim was to make assumptions about the mechanism and forces connecting these observable objects, to account for their behaviour in the simplest possible way. It has become increasingly evident in recent times, however, that nature works on a different plan. Her fundamental laws do not govern the world as it appears in our mental picture in any very direct way, but instead they control a substratum of which we cannot form a mental picture without introducing irrelevancies."

In Chapter X "Theory of Radiation" Dirac derives his theory of radiation in which he connects bosons to oscillators. Relating a system "S (say a quantizied atom)to its Hermitian operator Ho," he was able to identify the states of an assembly of bosons with the states of a set of oscillators. "This means that *the dynamical system consisting of an assembly of similar bosons is equivalent to the dynamical system consisting of a set of scillators--the two systems are just the same system looked at from two different points of view.*" (Dirac pg 228-229). Von Neumann, probably the greatest mathematician of the 20th century, in his book "Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics", called Dirac's radiation theory "one of the most beautiful achievements in the quantum mechanical field." (Von Neumann, pg. 255)

In the last chapter, the author solves both a positive-energy and a negative-energy solution for an equation (now called the "Dirac equation") that applies relativistic solutions to the problem of particle physics, specifically, that of elementary spin-1/2 particles like the electron. The positive-energy solution is the electron. The author doesn't ignore the negative-energy solution, though! This is one of the philosophical differences between quantum mechanics and classical mechanics. Dirac simply allows the mathematical result of a negative-energy solution to suggest that another particle actually exists in reality, every way equal to that of the electron, but opposite in sign. This would be like an antimatter particle to the electron! This would be unheard of but perhaps for science fiction writers. Here is the author in his own words:

"In this way we are lead to infer that the negative-energy solutions of (56) refer to the motion of' a new kind of particle having the mass of an electron and the opposite charge. Such particles have been observed experimentally and are called *positrons*. We cannot, however, simply assert that the negative-energy solutions represent positrons, as this would make the dynamical relations all wrong. For instance, it is certainly not true that a positron has a negative kinetic energy. We must therefore establish the theory of the positrons on a somewhat different footing. We assume that *nearly all the negative-energy states are occupied*, with one electron in each state in accordance with the exclusion principle of Pauli. An unoccupied negative-energy state will now appear as something with a positive energy, since to make it disappear, i.e. to fill it up, we should have to add to it an electron with negative energy. We assume that *these unoccupied negative-energy states are the. positrons*"

The positron was confirmed by Carl Anderson just two short years later in 1932.

P.A.M. Dirac was an Englishman. Since he is one of the early founders and contributors to Quantum Mechanics, I suggest that you read up on him if you haven't learned that much about him in the past. I always appreciate a book more if I know a little bit about the author. In the Wiki on him I just learned that he married Eugene Wigner's sister. Cool. It is a small world.

I hope I have peaked your interest enough to make a purchase today.
Rasmus
A classical text book, although the tone is pretty dry. I would not use this as a primary undergraduate book, but appreciate its historical importance.
Terr
This book is the basis of Quantum Mech any physicist that respect him or herself should read Dirac because it resembles the origins and gives the best description of QM there can be in this book you can feel the real possibilities of QM I say possibilities because at the time QM wasn't fully developed, or at least as thought through as it is now.
Either way this is a basic book for anyone intending to study physics I really recommend it.

One thing you should know is that the image given here is the not the real one, you should look at th one given by me, is one taken from the look inside, that has the real cover. But as it is always said you should never judge a book by its cover, even more so if the one who wrote it was the best physicist in the last century.
Browelali
great!!
This book is amazing I sort of expected something written by Dirac, one of the father's of quantum mechanics, to be impenetrable but instead it was amazing. His deep understanding really shows and he makes the subject more understandable.

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