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#1
Feb1212, 04:24 PM

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hello guys,
currently i am a pediatrician, i am still 27y old, it has always been my dream to study quantum physics, this branch is not available in egypt can anybody give me any tips on where i can study quantum physics ? 


#2
Feb1212, 09:11 PM

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What kind of physics and math background do you have? This will determine how we steer youtoward descriptive (popular) books or towards physics texts.



#3
Feb1312, 04:08 AM

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Calculus and linear algebra are compulsatory prerequisites .



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Feb1312, 08:33 AM

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I want to study quantum physics



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Feb1312, 09:35 AM

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To tackle the subject properly, you need some background in mathematics and some classical mechanics is helpful. One of my favorite books on the subject: http://www.amazon.com/QuantumMechan...9147197&sr=81 There are also some video lectures by Leonard Susskind (professor of physics at Stanford): http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL84C10A9CB1D13841 For any of those to make sense, you need to understand the prerequisites well. 


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Feb1312, 01:03 PM

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so i am familiar with calclus and mechanics which are the colleges that i have a good chance in joining ??? 


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Feb1312, 01:18 PM

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Feb1312, 09:53 PM

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Edit: Hayham, if you can find a university to study physics in then that would be great. I don't really recommend trying to learn QM alone, its not a walk in the park so to speak and it seems you only had a high school degree so you have a long way to go. In the meantime, if you would like you can pick up this book. http://www.amazon.com/UniversityPhy.../dp/080538684X. Chapter 2131 would be the equivalent of CalculusBased Physics II course. Start there if you feel really comfortable with the physics and math, otherwise go back to chapter 1 and slowly review over the physics. Even then you still have more courses till you can start picking off some QM. Physics is all fun and games when your reading popularscience books, I hope you realize that you have a long and arduous goal in front of you. 


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#10
Feb1412, 05:57 AM

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It is not really difficult to study quantum mechanics alone . You can even study quantum mechanics and its consequences in atomic and nuclear physics without taking an introductory physics course . However you must be very good in calculus and linear algebra first . Electrodynamics is important too .study griffith book for electrodynamics first. Everything else can be studied later



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