Hi, I am graduating this May. I am coming back for another semester and I plan on doing 3 research projects; one on general relativity, one on geometry and one on lie algebras and particle physics with a very prominent physics professor. My other two independent studies are with math professors. However, the problem is I have very limited physics experience, but I ultimately want to become a mathematical physicist. The last physics course I took was in high school. But the physics professor wants me to read most of Principles of Quantum Mechanics by Dirac over the summer, with very limited exposure to Newtonian Mechanics. Here are my questions: How plausible is this?, i.e. the http://www.amazon.com/Principles-Qu...bs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210838429&sr=8-2 Dirac QM book, to read it the entire book over the summer with a limited physics background. I might be working a part time job or a full tie job this summer. I also plan on studying for the GRE Math subject exam, studying some differential geometry and general relativity. What do you guys think about reading almost all of Dirac, reading Carroll's General Relativity text, brush up on differential geometry and study for the GRE math subject exam all while possibly working a part time job?