List of textbooks on classical mechanics and quantum mechanics


This is a list of notable textbooks on classical mechanics and quantum mechanics arranged according to level and surnames of the authors in alphabetical order.


Front cover of the second edition of A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics by John S. Townsend.

Classical mechanics

  • Feynman, Richard P. (2005). The Feynman Lectures on Physics. 1 (2nd ed.). Addison-Wesley. ISBN 978-0-8053-9065-0.
  • Hamill, Patrick (2014). A Student's Guide to Lagrangians and Hamiltonians. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1107617520.
  • Hand, Louis; Finch, Janet (1998). Analytical Mechanics. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521573270.
  • Kibble, T. W.; Berkshire, F. H. (2004). Classical Mechanics. Imperial College Press. ISBN 1860944248.
  • Kleppner, Daniel; Kolenkow, Robert (1973). An Introduction to Mechanics. McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-035048-5.
  • Knauf, Andreas (2018). Mathematical Physics: Classical Mechanics. Springer. ISBN 9783662557723.
  • Marion, Jerry; Thornton, Stephen (2003). Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems (5th ed.). Brooks Cole. ISBN 0534408966.
  • Morin, David (2005). Introduction to Classical Mechanics: With Problems and Solutions. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521876223.
  • Müller-Kirsten, Harald J.W. (2008). Classical Mechanics and Relativity. World Scientific. ISBN 9789812832528.
  • Taylor, John (2005). Classical Mechanics. University Science Books. ISBN 189138922X.

Quantum mechanics

  • Stone, James (2020). The Quantum Menagerie: A Tutorial Introduction to the Mathematics of Quantum Mechanics (1st ed.). Sebtel Press. ISBN 9781916279100.
  • Townsend, John (2012). A Modern Approach to Quantum Mechanics (2nd ed.). University Science Books. ISBN 978-1-891389-78-8.
  • Zettili, Nouredine (2009). Quantum Mechanics: Concepts and Applications. Chichester, UK: Wiley. ISBN 978-0470026793.

Advanced undergraduate and graduate

Front cover of the second edition of Herbert Goldstein's Classical Mechanics.

Classical mechanics

Quantum mechanics

Further reading

  • Byron, Frederick W.; Fuller, Robert W. (1992). Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics (Revised ed.). Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0486671642.
  • Thorne, Kip S.; Blandford, Roger D. (2017). Modern Classical Physics: Optics, Fluids, Plasmas, Elasticity, Relativity, and Statistical Physics. Princeton University Press. ISBN 978-0691159027.
  • Weinstock, Robert (1974). Calculus of Variations with Applications to Physics and Engineering. Dover Publications. ISBN 978-0486630694.

See also

External links

  • A Physics Book List. John Baez. Department of Mathematics, University of California, Riverside. 1993-1997.