Hi 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: 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 And the following books are on their way: 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 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.