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I have been given an interdisciplinary assignment in physics and mathematics. The product of this impending project should be a paper of approximately 15-20 pages. My chosen subject is quantum mechanics. I would very much like your ideas and advice concerning the organization and the choice of topics to investigate/expound on in this paper.

I am still in High School so I'm not too familiar with many of the more advanced mathematical tools associated with QM. However, I am quite conversant with topics such as vectors, calculus and differential equations. My teacher proposed that I include a chapter on complex numbers (their general properties in mathematics and the necessity (?) for them in the theory of quantum physics) but where would you suggest that I look for information on this subject?

Concerning the physics, which is my main focus, I would like to study the phenomenon of quantum tunneling, and I would also like to investigate such topics as the Schrödinger equation, wave functions and the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. I am not sure how to go about it, though, so I hope you can advise me on this topic.

I should have plenty of material; I have already been to the library where I borrowed the following books:

And the following books are on their way:Code (Text):The principles of quantum mechanics / P.A.M. Dirac

Introductory quantum mechanics / Richard E. Liboff

Quantum mechanics : a modern and concise introductory course / Daniel R. Bes

Quantum physics of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei, and particles / Robert Eisberg

Principles of quantum mechanics / Ramamurti Shankar

QED : the strange theory of light and matter / Richard P. Feynman

Quantum mechanics demystified / David McMahon

In Search of Schrödinger's Cat / John Gribbin

How would you suggest I go about this assignment? Which topics are essential and how could I organize it? I will be very grateful for any advice. Thanks in advance.Code (Text):Introduction to quantum mechanics / David J. Griffiths

Modern quantum mechanics / J. J. Sakurai

Quantum mechanics / Claude Cohen-Tannoudji

Understanding quantum physics : A user's manual / Michael A. Morrison

Quantum theory / David Bohm

Understanding quantum mechanics / Roland Omnès

The strange world of quantum mechanics / Daniel F. Styer

Schrödinger's kittens and the search for reality / John Gribbin

Quantum mechanics in simple matrix form / Thomas F. Jordan

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