Tom Jonard's Quantum Mechanics
Book List
These are more or less in the order of difficulty
and suggested reading order. Some treat specific topics, experiments
or results better than others even if they repeat.

In Search of Schrodinger's Cat, John
Gribbin1984, Bantam

John Gribbin presents the historical development
of QM in an easy to read and understand manner without mathematics.

Quantum Reality, Nick Herbert, 1985,
Doubleday

Nick Herbert discusses possible interpretations
of QM in an easy to read and understandable manner without mathmatics.

Where Does the Weirdness Go?, David
Lindley, 1996, HarperCollins BasicBooks

David Lindley discusses QM from the viewpoint
of experimental results without mathematics.

The Infamous Boundary, David Wick,
1995, Birkhauser

David Wick's discussion of the state of QM
in the mid '90's is more detailed than the Gribbin and Herbert's popularizations.
An appendix titled "Probability in Quantum Mechanics" by William G. Faris
is found at the end.

The Meaning of Quantum Theory,Jim Baggott,
1992, Oxford University Press

Jim Boggott discusses the interpretation of
QM from relevant historical development and experimental result with essential
mathmatics.

The Character of Physical Law, Richard
Feynman, 1967, 1989, The M.I.T. Press

Chapter 6 deals specifically with QM but the
rest is worth a read.

QED, Richard Feynman, 1985, 1988, Princeton
University Press

Subtitled The Strange Theory of Light and
Matter this is a popularization of Quantum ElectroDynamics presented
by a master teacher and physicist.

The Physical Principles of The Quantum
Theory, Werner Heisenberg, 1930, 1949, Dover Publications

A discussion of particle and wave interpretations
of experiments with some essential mathematics. A mathematical appendix
occupies most of the second half of the book.


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