9/09/2002 02:10:00 AM   [ link ]

I take everything back. My quantum book is quite possibly the best textbook I have ever had.

It's clear. It's straightforward. It is thorough enough to be understandable, but not so verbose that I fall asleep.

Best of all, it includes amusing side comments, such as:

"What is the amplitude of the oscillation? (If your amplitude is greater than a/2, go directly to jail.)"

"Compute <p>. (As Peter Lorre would say, "Do it ze kveek vay, Johnny!")"

If all textbook authors had just a little bit of a sense of humor, my life would be so much more pleasant.