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Education plans

  1. Feb 2, 2012 #1
    i am just going to give my exams after two months. After that i will be free for 2-3 months, before i join any other institute.
    I have done classical physics in detail in past two years.(not of engineering level, as i still hav to join a college)
    i like physics very much.
    Quantum world looks fascinating to me.
    I want to know can i understand quantum physics own my own. If yes please suggest me some book with the ABC of quantum physics . Or should i do some other thing. Please help
     
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  3. Feb 2, 2012 #2
    Griffiths book is a common starting point for many undergraduate students:

    https://www.amazon.com/Introduction...8927/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328221716&sr=8-2

    I haven't used the book before, but it seems to me that its purpose is a very gentle n soft introduction so that the reader can move to more detailed books.

    One of my favorite books is:
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Mech...0277/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328221920&sr=8-1

    Bare in mind that you are generally expected to be familiar with the basic matrix algebra and multivariable calculus (differential & integral equations would be an advantage), but typically the books are self-contained.

    More advanced topics make more use of concepts from classical mechanics (no, I don't mean Newton's mechanics, but rather Lagrange & Hamilton formulations).
    Hint: formulation = version
     
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