10 Best Quantum Mechanics Books of all Time

Best Quantum Mechanics Books

In this article, we will discuss the 10 best Quantum Mechanics books that you should definitely study if you are really serious about it.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.”

Niels Bohr

Today new innovations are happening every day which have given a new life to human civilization. People have started believing in science and taking interest in science. That’s why Science is expanding its form and new branches of science are coming into existence.

One of them is quantum mechanics.

Today, many books on quantum mechanics are available in front of us. Out of them, the best quantum mechanics books are given below-

List of Top 10 Quantum Mechanics Books

1. Quantum Mechanics by Claude Cohen-Tannoudji
2. Sakurai’s Modern Quantum Mechanics
3. Quantum Mechanics by L.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
4. Shankar’s Principles of Quantum Mechanics
5. Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume 3 – Quantum Mechanics
6. Messiah’s Quantum Mechanics
7. Modern Physics: The Quantum Physics of Atoms, Solids, and Nuclei
8. The Quantum World – Quantum Physics for Everyone
9. Quantum Mechanics – The Theoretical Minimum
10. Features of Quantum Mechanics and its Applications

1.Quantum Mechanics by Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

AuthorClaude Cohen-Tannoudji
Rating4.9 out of 5


The author Claude Cohen Tannoudji is a French physicist. He completed his higher education at École Normale Supérieure college. After finishing his higher education, he started teaching Quantum Mechanics at the University of Paris.

Tannoudji continued his research work on atom-photon interactions, and his research team developed the model of the dressed atom. He got Nobel Prize for his contribution to physics.

The book is made easy to understand language and consisted of many scientific examples.

2. Sakurai’s Modern Quantum Mechanics

Rating 4.8 out of 5


The author J. J. Sakurai was a Japanese-American physicist. He graduated from Harvard and Cornell, where he proposed his theory of weak interactions. It made him very popular with new-age scientists.

He authored Modern quantum Mechanics in 1985. It has clarity about the principles of quantum physics. Every question has its best answer in this book. The author’s motive behind this book was that anyone who read it has not any confusion related to this.

For his inestimable works in physics, he was awarded by Sakurai Prize posthumously. This prize comes into existence for his memorization.

3.Quantum Mechanics

AuthorL.D. Landau and E.M. Lifshitz
Rating4.7 out of 5


The authors made it very comprehensive. They tried to clear up almost all confusion regarding Quantum’s principles.

The authors made it very widespread. He tried to clear almost all the confusion about the principles of quantum.

The main chapters by which they showed their knowledge are-

  • The Basic Concepts of Quantum Mechanics
  • Energy and Momentum
  • Angular Momentum
  • Motion in a Centrally Symmetric field
  • Perturbation Theory
  • Spin
  • Identity of Particles
  • Nuclear Structure
  • Elastic Collisions etc.

4.Shankar’s Principles of Quantum Mechanics

AuthorRamamurti Shankar
Rating4.7 out of 5


It is one of the best books of introduction to Quantum Mechanics. It covers almost all the concepts of quantum mechanics. This book has detailed explanations. It is written in easy to understand language.

Being a college student, you must have read this book. It will increase your knowledge and make strong your concepts of quantum mechanics.

5.Feynman Lectures on Physics Volume 3 – Quantum Mechanics

AuthorRichard Feynman
Rating4.9 out of 5


Feynman Lectures on Physics is a physics notebook based on his lectures. The lecture was very informative and it made the students more observant.

He did his best in authoring such a type of knowledgeable book. It has many chapters that have the capability to satisfy the students with their answers.

Almost everything about Quantum Mechanics is covered here. This book is itself excellent and makes physics sound comprehensible and easy to learn.

6.Messiah’s Quantum Mechanics

AuthorAlbert Messiah
Rating5 out of 5


 Albert was a French physicist. He was the director of the Physics Division at the CEA and professor at the Pierre and Marie Curie University.

His book shows a masterful, comprehensive presentation of quantum mechanics. It covers all the essential topics in the early development of quantum mechanics comprehensively.

Messiah’s Quantum Mechanics is a good reference book to have in your physics library.

There are many concepts that are very important for understanding Quantum Mechanics.

7.Modern Physics: The Quantum Physics of Atoms, Solids, and Nuclei

AuthorRobert Sproull
Rating3 out of 5


Robert L. Sproull is Professor Emeritus and former President of the University of Rochester. He is a member of the Roundtable Council of the National Academy of Sciences.

It is the complete textbook of Quantum’s principles. It majorly dominates on atomic structures. Well-designed, well-written, and well-defined properties make it easy for students.

8.The Quantum World – Quantum Physics for Everyone

AuthorKenneth W. Ford
Publication 2004
Rating4.4 out of 5


As the title says, “The Quantum World- Quantum Physics for Everyone” it is very true in practice. The author did his best in authoring such types of textbooks. The book explains every concept very clearly and diagrams of it make it very engaging.

Kenneth W. Ford, retired director of the American Institute of Physics, has taught at university.

Having lots of experience and researches he thought that his knowledge must come in front of students. To fulfill his desire, he decided to work on it. He and his team authored this as a very informative book.

9.Quantum Mechanics – The Theoretical Minimum

AuthorArt Friedman, Leonard Susskind 
Rating4.6 out of 5


Both authors are very knowledgeable. They much contribute to modern physics. First of all, you should know about these authors.

Art Friedman is a life-long student of physics, and his career encompasses software engineering, teaching, and writing.

Leonard Susskind was a professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. His online lectures are viewed all around the world.

If you are a beginner or you are not much familiar with quantum physics, it is the best place to start your journey as a theoretical physicist. Every definition has been explained comprehensively. Every concept has a decent explanation.

You must read it for boosting your knowledge of quantum mechanics.

10.Features of Quantum Mechanics and its Applications

AuthorManu Mitra
PublicationJanuary 25, 2020
Rating4 out of 5


Manu Mitra is an Indian researcher. He has much interest in quantum mechanics. That’s why he did something amazing in quantum mechanics.

He is well experienced as had a total of 10 years of experience as a Systems Analyst for various applications. He completed his master of science at the University of Bridgeport.

The book comes into various features. Manu authored it with his knowledge and filled it with lots of researches.


You have known the best quantum mechanics books of all time. You should read these books now and expand your knowledge with these informative books. Now start diving into it and become more knowledgeable of quantum mechanics.

Tell me in the comment section which books you are going to read. Also mention those books that you have already read.

Thank you.

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