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  1. #1 Your recommendations about Quantum Mathematics references 
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    Hi...

    I'm currently into studying Quantum Theory -as much as I can-, but I am very confused from where shall I start. that is why I need your help to show me what are the best books I shall start with. specially those books regarding essential Mathematical skills required for Quantum Theory.
    In short, I need references for Quantum Theory (for a newbie!)

    Oh....another help, a friend of mine asked about references for studying Non-Euclidean Geometry. I gave him this book "Non-Euclidean Geometry" for H. S. M. Coxeter, but he didn't find very helpful........any ideas????!!!!!


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    Well the question about mathematical skills is rather open ended, for not only do we not know what you have mastered but I think it is also the case that the more you have the better prepared you are.

    The text that comes to mind is "Modern Quantum Mechanics" by J. J. Sakurai. But that was for a graduate class, but as an undergraduate you cannot really hope for substantial understanding anyway -- you can only struggle through it as best you can. I think you have to accept that this is just not going to make much sense for quite a while. Sorry.


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    I think you have to accept that this is just not going to make much sense for quite a while.
    That pretty much sums it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchellmckain
    Well the question about mathematical skills is rather open ended, for not only do we not know what you have mastered but I think it is also the case that the more you have the better prepared you are.

    The text that comes to mind is "Modern Quantum Mechanics" by J. J. Sakurai. But that was for a graduate class, but as an undergraduate you cannot really hope for substantial understanding anyway -- you can only struggle through it as best you can. I think you have to accept that this is just not going to make much sense for quite a while. Sorry.
    Thanks a lot, I really do appreciate your help.

    Of course, I am not expecting to have a substantial understanding in the short or even long term. but, I like to try.
    So, Thanks and you don't have to be sorry.

    Any further suggestion will be welcome.

    Regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Fusion
    I think you have to accept that this is just not going to make much sense for quite a while.
    That pretty much sums it up.
    Indeed
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