In this fully updated second edition, which includes six brand new sections and major additions to existing topics, Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg demonstrates exceptional insight into modern quantum mechanics. Ideally suited to a one-year graduate course, this textbook is a useful reference for researchers and features end of chapter problems.
'Weinberg's depth of insight and his grasp of the history of his subject made this a fascinating read. ... here is an author who knows his material inside out, and has the skill to present his knowledge, his experience and his opinions with enormous aplomb ... The attention to detail is excellent throughout. The mathematical derivations are complete enough, but occasionally the reader needs to pick up a pencil and paper to fill in a step or two. All chapters except the last are followed by carefully chosen problems. This is an excellent textbook for an advanced course on quantum mechanics. Its approach makes it particularly useful as a precursor to the study of quantum field theory.' A. H. Harker, Physics Today
Weinberg, Steven Steven Weinberg is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments at the University of Texas, Austin. His research has covered a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics and cosmology and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science and the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, Britain's Royal Society and other academies in the US and abroad. The American Philosophical Society awarded him the Benjamin Franklin medal, with a citation that said he is 'considered by many to be the preeminent theoretical physicist alive in the world today'. His books for physicists include Gravitation and Cosmology, the three-volume work The Quantum Theory of Fields, and most recently, Cosmology. Educated at Cornell University, the University of Copenhagen and Princeton University, he also holds honorary degrees from sixteen other universities. He taught at Columbia University, the University of California, Berkeley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University - where he was Higgins Professor of Physics - before moving to Texas in 1982.